Monday, November 3, 2008

Surrey Personal Trainer Says Exercise Increases Knee Cartilage

This is very exciting research result.

The challenge is to educate doctors and health care professionals on what vigorous exercise is and that it has greater benefit than risk if supervised by an exercise professional.

Vigorous Physical Activity May Improve Knee Joint Structures

September 28, 2007 - Laurie Barclay, MD

Vigorous physical activity benefits knee cartilage in patients without knee injury, and walking reduces the risk for bone marrow lesions in the knee, according to the results of a study reported in the September 28 Online First issue and will appear in the October 15 print issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

"Vigorous physical activity appears to have a beneficial effect on knee articular cartilage in healthy, community-based adults with no history of knee injury or disease," the study authors write. "Regular walking reduces the risk of bone marrow lesions in the knee. This study provides further support for a beneficial effect of physical activity for diseases associated with aging and suggests that exercise that is good for the heart is also good for the knees."

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