Monday, October 10, 2011

Exercise Health Benefits – For Arthritis even without Weight Loss

As per Latest Health News, which I read before few days ago that, “physical activity improves arthritis symptoms even when remaining on a high-fat diet.”
Excess weight alone isn't what causes the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, despite the long-held notion that carrying extra pounds strains the joints and leads to the inflammatory condition.

Exercise can be beneficial to the joints without substantial weight loss.

Many cases of arthritis are associated with obesity and inactivity, so researchers set out to determine whether a high fat diet induces knee osteoarthritis, and then whether exercise provides a protective effect.

If the extra weight on the joints had been the cause of the arthritis, the researchers noted, exercise would have exacerbated the problem. Instead, it helped.