Regular physical activity can help relieve the pain and discomfort of arthritis, but many believe that activity will make their pain worse. This podcast discusses the causes of arthritis. Created: 3/9/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/9/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Stay in Motion
Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity
Limitation — United States, 2013-2015
Recorded: March 7, 2017; posted: March 9, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Regular physical activity can help relieve the pain and discomfort that nearly one in four U.S.
adults experience due to arthritis. Arthritis causes pain and aching in and around the joints, and
for those with heart disease, diabetes, or obesity, the prevalence of arthritis and its resulting
limitations is particularly high. Many believe that physical activity will make the pain worse. In
reality, maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular physical activity can help you manage
your arthritis. We recommend 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Walking for 10 minutes at a
time, three times a day can make a difference. If you have arthritis, ask your healthcare provider
about an exercise regimen that’s best for you.
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