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Do this for less than 10 minutes a day to prevent disability as you age

June 11, 2019

From the MarketWatch website

It may sound counterintuitive, but people suffering from arthritis pain in their legs and feet may want to try walking it out.

In fact, just one hour of moderate to brisk walking a week — or less than 10 minutes a day — was shown to help stop disability in older adults by helping them keep up their ability to perform daily tasks, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Researchers studied more than 1,500 older adults (ages 49 to 83) participating in the Osteoarthritis Initiative, who were at risk of disability from the degenerative joint disease that worsens over time. Arthritis affects more than 54 million adults; some 14 million older Americans have symptomatic knee arthritis, in particular. While arthritis is less common in young adults (affecting 10% to 13% of Americans in their 60s, an as high as 40% of those in their 70s), it can develop in your 20s and 30s.

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