Weekly Health Tips
Walking for Knee Osteoarthritis
If you have knee osteoarthritis, walking 6,000 steps a day may help stave off a decline in daily function and mobility. Researchers monitored 1,800 people who were at risk for or already had osteoarthritis of the knee. Those who took at least 6,000 steps a day were less likely to develop problems with walking, getting up from a chair, household chores or stairs compared to more sedentary participants two years later. The authors of the study recommend starting out with a goal of 3,000 steps a day and working up to 6,000 or more a day. It's best to discuss any new exercise regimen with your doctor before beginning it.