Simple exercises can help ease chronic joint pain, experts said.Even a half-hour of brisk walking can be an effective pain reliever, according to Kolber who conducted a study to calculate how much exercise a person has to do to reap its analgesic benefits.
Findings from the CDC show that even though physical activity can naturally reduce arthritis pain, almost 50 percent of adults with arthritis and severe joint pain are physically inactive.Exercising may also help boost mental health, physical functioning and overall quality of life for those who suffer from painful arthritis.
But did you know that stretching also offers various health benefits such as improving your flexibility and strengthening your muscles? If you’re not used to exercising, use stretching to gently help your body become accustomed to physical activity.
The low-moderate exercise group had both lower blood pressure and insulin levels during the follow-up testing 10 years later than they had when they were much younger at the beginning of the first trial.
i.e. While watching cat videos may stimulate your brain (marginally), reading a new book or thinking creatively may target neglected circuits of your brain that you want to grow again.
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