Arthritis Awareness Month -- May 2009

May 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/1/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 16, p437
The article reports that May 2009 is Arthritis Awareness Month and discusses the benefits of physical activity for persons with arthritis. As stated, physical activity helps reduce pain and the risk of disability and minimizes the risk for type 2 diabetes. It references the "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" which suggests 150 minutes a week of low-impact, moderate-intensity aerobic activity for persons with arthritis.


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