Well now, just how little exercise do you think youneed to do? Not very much, it would seem.
Less than 10 minutes of brisk walking a day couldcounteract disability in older people leading to saferwalking and less difficulty with daily activities suchas bathing and dressing.
A new study shows just a little bit of fast-pacedactivity each day for those with osteoarthritis (OA) can keep them fit enough to cross the street safely.
The study looked at more than 1,500 adults from the National Osteoarthritis Initiative between2008 and 2014. OA occurs when the cartilage becomes worn out. More than 8.75 million Britssuffer from it, mostly over 65, and it's a top cause of disability in senior citizens.
Around two in five people with OA will become disabled due to arthritis of the hips, knees, ankles and feet. It turns out, however, that it's easier for older adults to perform daily taskswith less than 10 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity - only about an hour intotal each week.
Participants who did get in an hour had an 85% reduced risk of walking too slowly to cross astreet safely and around 45% reduced risk of having difficulty bathing or dressing.
"We were very excited to see that the amount of activity that distinguished people who stayedindependent from those who didn't was substantially less than the standardrecommendation [150 minutes per week by the NHS]," said Professor Dunlop atNorthwestern University, US.
The team followed up the participants four years later and found that nearly a quarter of adultswho weren't performing the weekly hour of exercise were walking too slowly to cross the streetsafely.
Additionally, more than 20% said they were having difficulty carrying out their morningroutines. "This is less than 10 minutes of moderate activity a day," said Prof Dunlop.
"We want people to do as much as they can but, if they're hesitant, I want to see that theycan partake in a little activity and ?experience benefits."
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