AARP: Helping Your Knees, Step-by-6,000-Steps, 08/01/2014

August 01, 2014

Helping Your Knees, Step-by-6,000-Steps

Arthritis is currently affecting an estimated 27 million Americans, about fifty percent of who are 65 years of age or older.  Studies show that walking can alleviate and even prevent onset and symptoms of this painful condition.  And now, new studies are showing that even just a little bit of walking can offer preventative measures and other positive health benefits.

While researchers in the past have said that 10,000 daily steps will do the trick, new studies have shown even 6,000 steps a day (about 60 minutes of walking) or even 3,000 steps for those with less ability (about 30 minutes of walking) can alleviate symptoms and prevent onset of arthritis.  Try starting out with small goals, and you’ll be walking 6,000 steps in no time!

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