Health Minute: Arthritis & Mobility
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Arthritis affects one out of every four adults and more than 300,000 children.
Arthritis is not just one disease. It is a collection of numerous conditions that involve joint pain or joint disease.
People with arthritis can take the following steps to help manage their condition:
- Commit to a physical activity schedule of at least 30 minutes per day of moderate exercise.
- Maintain a healthy weight to reduce pressure on joints.
- Avoid activities with repetitive motions.
- Don’t smoke.
The goal for treating arthritis is to manage pain, minimize joint damage, and promote a better quality of life.
Learn more from the Arthritis Foundation at arthritis.org, or from the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.