TITLE

Arthritis Awareness Month -- May 2008

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/9/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 18, p498
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the designation of May 2008 as Arthritis Awareness Month in the U.S. to encourage persons with arthritis to stay physically active to prevent its progress. The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that regular physical activity is necessary to maintain normal muscle strength, joint structure and joint function and recommends walking as a moderate activity since it is a low impact exercise. Walking may be counterintuitive fro persons with arthritis, but it claims it is safe and effective.11
ACCESSION #
32060737

 

Related Articles

  • Nordic walking. Jackson, Matt // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Mar2009, Issue 317, p50 

    The article offers information on nordic walking. Nordic walking is a kind of fitness exercise that was introduced in 1997 in Finland which utilizes walking poles. Information on how to use the nordic walking poles is provided . The exercise has been found to offer health benefits to...

  • DID YOU KNOW?  // Fitness Management;Nov2007, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p15 

    The article presents facts and figures about health and fitness. A study presented at the World Conference for Physical Therapy in June 2007 found that 50% of participants with mild to moderate knee arthritis demonstrated improved walking performance after completing a 12 week cycling program....

  • 3 Ways to Fit Hips. Siegfried, Donna Rae // Arthritis Today;May/Jun2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p48 

    Presents information on the recommended physical fitness activities for people with arthritis. Benefits of walking in increasing endurance; Purpose of hip abductor strengthener exercise; Hip flexor stretch.

  • 'Pedometers cost buttons': the feasibility of implementing a pedometer based walking programme within the community. Shaw, Rebecca; Fenwick, Elisabeth; Baker, Graham; McAdam, Chloe; Fitzsimons, Claire; Mutrie, Nanette // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p200 

    Background: Recent studies have suggested that walking interventions may be effective (at least in the short term) at increasing physical activity amongst those people who are the most inactive. This is a leading objective of contemporary public health policy in the UK and worldwide. However,...

  • Getting Started and Staying Safe.  // National Women's Health Report;Dec2002, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p7 

    Provides answers to questions concerning exercise. Approach to incorporate exercise into an individual's daily activity; Alternatives to walking; Definition of physical fitness.

  • HOT TIPS FOR COOL WALKING. Spilner, Magie // Prevention;Aug89, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p89 

    Offers suggestions for reducing the risks of summer heat or finding temporary alternate routes for walking to fitness in the U.S. Malls that open their doors to walkers before the stores open; Walking exercises in the water; Tips on staying cool outdoors.

  • HOT TIPS FOR COOL WALKING. Spilner, Magie // Prevention;Jun89, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p89 

    Offers suggestions for reducing the risks of summer heat or finding temporary alternate routes for walking to fitness in the U.S. Malls that open their doors to walkers before the stores open; Walking exercises in the water; Tips on staying cool outdoors.

  • TOP 10 ACTIVITIES FOR NEW EXERCISERS.  // Club Industry (07478283);Nov2002, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p39 

    Provides a list of physical activities recommended for exercisers. Benefits of walking; Importance of stretching; Convenience of indoor cycling.

  • WALK THIS WAY. STOPPANI, JIM // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p46 

    The article presents an answer to a question related to the effect of walking lunges on the hamstrings and the quads.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics