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Physical activity does not increase risk of knee arthritis-4305

Physical activity does not increase risk of knee arthritis

Moderate physical activity raises the heart rate and requires physical effort, but not exhaustion. Examples are brisk walking or “heavy” housework, dancing and playing sports The physical activity guidelines of most countries recommend a minimum of 150 minutes/week of moderate physical activity for older adults who are generally healthy.

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Doctors advised to recommend weight loss and physical activity for knee osteoarthritis-4161

Doctors advised to recommend weight loss and physical activity for knee osteoarthritis

Among the revised clinical practice guidelines for physicians treating osteoarthritis of the knee are two that reference lifestyle choices.

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Do people with arthritis go for a walk?-4118

Do people with arthritis go for a walk?

Physical activity benefits people with arthritis because it reduces arthritis pain and fatigue while increasing function, , strength and balance (Arthritis Foundation). Another plus is that walking is inexpensive and most people know how to do it.

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Exercise may reduce pain from fibromyalgia-4106

Exercise may reduce pain from fibromyalgia

In 2005, about 2% of adults in the United States, an estimated 5 million people, had fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Fibromyalgia Association estimates a higher number of 10 million people with the disorder. Since pain is a primary indicator of fibromyalgia, individuals may avoid exercise because they assume it will increase their pain. Researchers decided to investigate that belief.

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Guidelines for fibromyalgia include relaxation and exercise-4104

Guidelines for fibromyalgia include relaxation and exercise

Exercise, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as medications tailored to the individual person are recommendations in the first Canadian Fibromyalgia Guidelines.

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People with knee replacements return to work-3625

People with knee replacements return to work

The most common cause of knee pain and disability is arthritis, reports the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Arthritis and injury are the primary reasons for a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery to replace damaged bones with metal implants cushioned by plastic spacers. The authors of a new study were interested in finding out if TKR surgery was effective in helping people return to their jobs.

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