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Monday, December 5, 2016

Step Two: Exercise

By exercise, we don't mean the "feel the burn", "no pain, no gain" types of exercise, WALKING will do. Walking is the most natural and normal activity most people can do. If you are not already moving your body regularly everyday let us start with walking. 

Walking and other exercise leads to release of the body's natural happy drugs - endorphins. Many physicians recommend adding regular walking and exercise as a natural treatment to relieve depression.

Regular exercise is a vital part of any arthritis treatment program because it increase strength and mobility, and reduces pain at the same time. The joint movement from walking strengthens cartilage - the material that protects the ends of bones - by transporting nutrients and waste products to and from it. 

Actionable Step:
1  Be creative about walking and exercising: Park further away from work or the store. Take the stairs instead of taking lift. Offer to take an evening walk with your sponse, kids or pets.
2  Start and set a goal of walking 10,000 steps a day. 

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