Below are links to information related to arthritis. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.
The Arthritis Pain Reliever (12/29/2011)
Learn to use physical activity to ease arthritis pain and disability. The Arthritis Pain Reliever video will show you how.
Arthritis as a Potential Barrier to Physical Activity Among Adults with Obesity - United States, 2007 and 2009 (6/7/2011)
Adults with obesity are less likely than adults without obesity to follow physical activity recommendations, despite the known benefits of physical activity for weight loss and weight maintenance (1,2). Arthritis is a common comorbidity of adults with obesity (3), and arthritis-related joint pain and functional limitation might contribute substantially to low rates of physical activity among adults with obesity.
and the Arthritis Foundation Launch the 1st National Agenda for
Osteoarthritis to Help Millions (3/1/10)
A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis was developed by more than 70 stakeholders following a call-to-action led by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC. A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis sets the stage for a collaborative and focused action to achieve three overall goals during the next three to five years.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and often limiting joint disease that affects 27 million American adults. Women have higher rates than men, especially after age 50. Learn more about managing arthritis symptoms.
as a Potential Barrier to Physical Activity among Adults With Heart
Disease- United States, 2005 and 2007 (2/27/09)
The results indicated that, for the 2 years combined, arthritis affected 57.4% of adults with heart disease (HD), compared with 27.4% of adults in the general population. Among adults with HD, the likelihood of physical inactivity was 30% greater compared with that of persons with HD but without arthritis, when adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education level, and body mass index.
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