Doctors encourage increased physical activity for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Published : 05/22/2016 11:15:30
Categories : Healthy Living , Joint Supplements , Mens Health , Womens Health

Doctors encourage increased physical activity for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating disorder and doctors have begun to encourage patients to become more physically active to reduce its symptoms and improve their joint health. Unfortunately, according to a recent study from Northwestern University of 176 patients with RA aged 18 and older, 42 percent of the patients received below moderate levels of exercise, according to USA Today.

“Our results suggest that public health initiatives need to address the lack of motivation to exercise and promote the benefits of physical activity to reduce the prevalence of inactivity in those with rheumatoid arthritis,” lead researcher Jungwha Lee, told the news source.

This rise of inactivity can also lend itself to worsening of RA symptoms. Since these patients aren’t exercising their joints, they may begin to experience stiffness, pain or fatigue. As a result of the study, doctors are stepping up their efforts to encourage exercise upon a positive RA diagnosis.

Individuals who are at risk of arthritis or are experiencing joint issues should consider Clinician’s Choice Joint Guardian. This supplement is formulated with glucosamine and chondroitin to lubricate and maintain the flexibility of joints.

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