Approximately one of five U.S. adults and 300,000 children are affected by arthritis, and this broadcast discusses ways to relieve the pain of arthritis, strengthen joints, and improve the use of affected areas. Created: 5/9/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/8/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Sit and Suffer or Move and Mend
Arthritis Awareness Month — May, 2008
May 8, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier
An estimated one in five U.S. adults has been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, and
there is no known cure. When arthritis pain kicks in, the last thing on your mind is
exercise. But according to the Surgeon General, the best thing you can do for those
aching joints is use them. Moderate physical activity has been proven to be the most
effective way to relieve pain, strengthen joints, and improve the use of areas affected by
arthritis. Walking can be a great workout. It requires no equipment, except a good pair of
shoes, and it can be done almost anywhere, anytime. So, don’t just sit and suffer. Get
moving and get relief!
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