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CDC Arthritis Program's five key takeaways
  • Published Date:
    3/6/15
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Population Health.
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  • Description:
    Illustration depicts a hand with five points that show the CDC Arthritis Program’s Five Key Takeaways. Learn Arthritis Management Strategies; Self-management education strategies provide the skills and confidence to live well with arthritis on a day-to-day basis. Be Active; Research shows physical activity decreases pain, improves function and delays disability. People with arthritis should strive for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week. Watch Your Weight; Maintaining a healthy weight can limit disease progression and activity limitation. For every pound lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in the load exerted on the knee. See Your Doctor; Early diagnosis and professionally guided management is critical to maintaining a good quality of life. Protect Your Joints; Avoiding injuries to joints can reduce the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis. To learn more about managing arthritis, please visit www.cdc.gov/arthritis.

    Learn Arthritis Management Strategies: Self-management education strategies provide the skills and confidence to live well with arthritis on a day-to-day basis.

    Be Active: Research shows physical activity decreases pain, improves function and delays disability. People with arthritis should strive for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week.

    Watch Your Weight: Maintaining a healthy weight can limit disease progression and activity limitation. For every pound lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in the load exerted on the knee.

    See Your Doctor: Early diagnosis and professionally guided management is critical to maintaining a good quality of life.

    Protect Your Joints: Avoiding injuries to joints can reduce the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis.

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