Osteoarthritis can cause debilitating pain, i.e. if you don’t seek medical treatment. While you’re still young, you can prevent this disease from haunting you.
In a study published by the Arthritis Care and Research, it showed that those who made extra 1000 steps each day had decreased their risk of having osteoarthritis by 17%.
The researchers who conducted such study recommended a minimum of 6,000 steps a day, i.e. walking for about an hour, to provide you with utmost protection against osteoarthritis or any type of disability.
To assist you in making 6,000 steps a day to prevent osteoarthritis (which can be difficult for some), you may need the help of your favorite music.
It’s said that those who listen to music while walking or exercising tend to focus not on the physical activity but the fun associated with it.
With mere pleasure of listening to music, you’re less likely to get a snack right after walking. You’re not only preventing yourself to suffer from osteoarthritis but you’re also avoiding gaining weight.
Should you wear a fitness tracker to monitor your steps? Well, it’s really up to you. The most important thing here is to achieve the required steps.