When it comes to the health of your knees, some people think you should use it or lose it, or they don’t wear them out too quickly by being too active. Which one is right? We are going to answer this question for you right now.
Our study looks at and answers the question: If you exercise too much, do you wear out your joints, or is it use it or lose it if you don’t exercise enough?
The study looked at 76 post menopausal women between the ages of 60 and 68. They confirmed that the patients were experiencing osteoarthritis through X-Rays. Then, they looked at the women one year later, after implementing high intensity leisure time activities. All of the women showed improvement in the stimulus, as well as improved knee cartilage. The doctor on this study believes that the intermittent compression of loading and unloading the cartilage within the knee while doing impact activities is what increases fluid flow and nutrient effusion within the knee joint and cap.
The doctor notes that because of the previous statement, it should be recommended to have daily physical activity, and it sounds like they should include some sort of impact like in the examples given at the end of the study. These include walking and nordic walking.
For all the people out there who say “we should not be too active because we don’t want to wear out our joints,” you should show them this study (which is the most current study from 2017), and tell them it’s time they should get active.
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