Arthritis pain can be so severe that a walk to the bathroom can seem like a fight through a bed of nails – if only the nails were hit in the knees and back!
Your body will tell you to “sit down and rest” between each step. But that is terrible advice, no matter how well it is meant.
The True Future of Arthritis
Many doctors predict that technological advances such as innovative drugs and futuristic machines will one day be considered a “cure” for arthritis. Unfortunately, no amount of money or science will care about this annoying $120 billion dollar arthritis problem the nation is struggling with.
After all, we already have prevention and cure. And the best part is that it doesn’t even require a dollar, a prescription or a doctor’s appointment.
Walk It Off
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health recently examined a group of people with knee osteoarthritis who had not yet experienced severe pain. Those who did light exercises for only 20 minutes a day completely slowed down arthritis.
What if you already have arthritis? Walking can also change your life.
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that a walking program reduces the pain of arthritis by almost a third. That blows away the results from arthritis medications that tend to modestly improve the pain levels by 10 percent or less.
Walk Along Here
Arthritis can make walking a hard fight. Fortunately, you don’t have to run to China and back to see a very big difference.
Here’s how to do it:
Start S-L-O-W: The transition from couch potato to power walker is dramatic. Your walking program should be like a 67′ Chevy: Start slowly, gradually increase the speed and walk strongly after a thorough warm-up.
Record, rinse, repeat: Just “walk” may work for some, but your enthusiasm will spread quickly. Setting goals and benchmarks keep you on track and ensure that you stick to this life-changing change.
Don’t be afraid: breath, sweat, and fight. As long as you can pass the “speech test” (to be able to have a conversation during training), you are at the right intensity level.
Expect miracles… Sometimes: There is no question that the daily light exercise turns the tables on arthritis. But it will take more than a few laps on the track to feel a difference. Stick with it and the results will come.
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Walking works. But for those with painful or persistent arthritis, it is not nearly enough.