Walking & Glucosamine Provide Arthritis Relief!
Arthritis: Glucosamine ISN'T enough!
Arthritis pain can be agonizing and debilitating. There have been many natural supplements that claim to give some relief and one of them is glucosamine.
Glucosamine is found naturally in the body and helps produce a molecule that aids in the production and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. As we age, our bodies produce less glucosamine.
Glucosamine + Walking Is Key...
A recent study now finds that supplementing with glucosamine plus initiating an exercise routine (walking) helps alleviate the pain and improves functionality in those adults suffering from arthritis.
In the study, participants were given 1500 mg. of glucosamine sulphate daily for six weeks before and during the 12-week walking program. The results were impressive.
The study, lead by Dr. Kristiann Heesch at the University of Queensland in Australia, and published in the journal, Arthritis Research & Therapy, found that the combination of walking and glucosamine benefited arthritis sufferers.
Dr. Heesch said the findings "...provide preliminary evidence that osteoarthritis sufferers can benefit from a combination of glucosamine sulphate and walking 3000 steps per day for exercise, in bouts of at least 1500 steps each, on at least three days per week".
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
Exercise is critical to maintaining good health and if you suffer from arthritis, there's now proof of how it can benefit you. And tough exercise is not required to reap the benefits. This is walking!
If you don't walk (or exercise), you need to start out easy and build yourself up to the levels recommended by Dr. Heesch. And to see the positive results of this study, you'll need to walk and take glucosamine!
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