INFORMATION FROM NYACK HOPSITAL
1 OUT OF 5ADULTS IN THE U.S. HAVE ARTHRITIS.
IS THE LEADING CAUSE
IN THE U.S.
Progressive Degenerative Joint Disease
A joint’s cartilage is damaged by wear-and-tear from daily activities and movement. Enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, causing pain and restricted movement.
RISKS: obesity, age, history of joint injury
The body’s immune system attacks the lining of
the joint capsule, causing it to become inflamed and swell. The disease process can eventually
destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.
RISKS: family history, age, sex (women more likely)
29% of women
19% of men report having arthritis.
Balance + Agility
WHY: Maintain/increase muscle strength to
support and protect joints.
WHY: Control weight and improve overall fitness.
WHY: Reduce stiffness
and improve flexibility
and movements in joints.
WHY: Help maintain
your daily living skills.
HOW: Lift weights or
use exercise bands.
HOW: Running, walking,
biking, or swimming.
HOW: Raise your arms over head, bend and straighten elbows and knees, flex your hips up and down.
HOW: Yoga, tai chi, pilates.