Exercise Benefits People With Osteoarthritis

by: Len Kravitz, PhD and Jenny Thomas, MS


Moderate resistance training and aerobic workouts do the most good, studies find.

Osteoarthritis (OA), the nation’s most common form of arthritis, is a degenerative joint disease that causes cartilage and its underlying bone to break down, eventually producing joint pain and stiffess (Lubar et al. 2010).

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 4

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About the Authors

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len w...

Jenny Thomas, MS IDEA Author/Presenter