Have Arthritis? Keep Moving!

Older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee can benefit from even small amounts of extra physical activity. Northwestern University researchers assessed the physical activity of more than 2500 people, and then again after one year and two years. More physical activity was associated with faster walking speed at the beginning and also two years later. The least active group was unable to even walk fast enough to cross a street with timed lights, yet with small increases in physical activity, their walking speed increased!

PositiveTip: Osteoarthritis got you down? Gradually increasing your physical activity will improve your ability to keep moving.