Get Walking for World Arthritis Day
This 12th October marks the World Arthritis Day, a day intended to increase awareness of arthritis-related pain and the problems which arthritis patients suffer across the world.
Arthritis effects one in five adults in the UK, with 12,000 children suffering from arthritis and 27,000 people aged under 25*. It can cause sufferers pain and also decrease their mobility and ability to perform everyday tasks.
However, research shows that regular and gentle exercise such as walking can reduce the risk of arthritis. According to NHS choices, you can Walk Your Way to Health: “Regular walking can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis and arthritis. It can help you to deal with anxiety and stress, and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.”**
So if you want to improve your health including regular walking as part of your routine could be the key to success. Take the 10,000 steps challenge and improve your health
*Statistics taken from Arthritis Care www.arthritiscare.org.uk
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