Unfortunately, the new research suggests approximately one-third of adults with arthritis report no leisure-time physical activity. The authors conclude by suggesting healthcare providers refer patients to the National Diabetes Prevention Program for evidence-based suggestions that may reduce arthritis-specific barriers to physical activity.
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Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.
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