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Walk now to walk through arthritis later
Walk now to walk through arthritis later

Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They’ve got a new drug for that that and it’s completely free: walking. Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden years. While it may seem counterintuitive to move more when moving hurts, the new study suggests about one hour of walking per day, at an average pace of 100 steps per minute, may be the perfect dose to ward off the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis. The disease is the most common form of arthritis; it afflicts more than 14% of adults over 25 and more than a third of those over 65, according to the US Centers for Disease Control...

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