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Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Osteoarthritis for Those with Obesity

Adults 18-50 with obesity have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis. Fortunately, regular physical activity – through a combination of aerobic and strength training – can help protect against osteoarthritis by increasing muscle strength and cardiovascular health; improving body composition and joint support; preserving muscle mass; and reducing inflammation, joint stiffness and pain.

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Created in partnership with the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.