ROSEMONT, Ill., June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't underestimate the benefits of walking. With the availability
With a comfortable and supportive pair of shoes, walking is a simple and affordable way to get in shape. It also yields lasting benefits to the bones and joints, including toning muscles, maintaining bone mass, and slowing the development of arthritis.
"Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started," said orthopaedic surgeon and AAOS spokesperson Carolyn Hettrich, MD. "Walking requires minimal preparation, but yields significant benefits. Establish a routine by incorporating at least 30 minutes a day for five days a week."
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends the following safe walking tips:
Starting Your Program
For more walking safety tips visit, OrthoInfo.org.
About the AAOSWith more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
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Visit AAOS at: Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions. Facebook.com/AAOS1 Twitter.com/AAOS1
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SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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