Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

Study found that this is the way to avoid getting joint disease in the old age


IllustrationIllustration - Losing the ability to move to do daily activities is a problem that many elder people are experiencing right now. To prevent this problem, researchers recommend that you start exercising regularly one hour a week. Recent research shows that being physically active can help to prevent disability or joint disease in old age.

This is the first systematic study that succeeded in finding a minimum measure of exercise time to prevent disability. The study states that adults with joint symptoms who get at least one hour of moderate to severe physical activity each week are more likely to be free from disability after four years than those who do not do physical activity.

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The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, analyzes people at high risk for disability due to symptoms of lower extremities such as joint pain or stiffness. "This study focuses on adults with pain, aches, or stiffness in the lower joints such as knee hips, ankles, because they are at high risk of developing disability" said researcher rheumatology professor Dorothy D. Dunlop, quoted from CNN.

Researchers monitor participants' physical activity using an accelerometer. The results showed that people exercising at least 56 minutes per week have 86 percent lower risk of decreased mobility compared to those who lack exercise.


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