Physical activity improves quality of life for people with arthritis
For a person living with pain and stiffness from arthritis, exercise may not be appealing. However, physical activity can benefit people with arthritis by easing stiffness in the joint, managing weight, elevating mood and potentially easing the pain. Yet, according to an earlier study reported in ICAA Research Review (11 August 2011), a survey of 1,111 adults, ages 49-84 years, with doctor-diagnosed osteoarthritis in the knee found that 40.1% of men and 56.5% of women were inactive. A new study shows that inactivity impacts quality of life.