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Active lifestyles and life choices can add painful and limiting wear and tear on our bodies. Stress / impact forces on our joints and tissue contribute to a whole range of degenerative and debilitating conditions like Osteoarthritis (OA), which commonly affects the knee joint which is now the most common cause of disability in the United States.
The good news is that there are things we can do to mitigate the causes of OA and enable us to continue our healthy, active lifestyles.
Losing only 10 pounds can reduce the risk of future knee OA by 50 percent. it is estimated that for every pound you lose, you remove about 4 pounds of stress from your knees. So, individuals who lose 10 lbs. would be subject to a total of 48,000 less pounds of pressure for every mile walked. Physical therapy plays a critical role in the nonoperative treatment of knee OA. Learning Range-of-motion, strengthening and stretching exercises can improve knee motion.
People who modify their activities can actually slow down the effects of knee OA. For instance, people who normally jog might decide to walk, bike, or swim to reduce impact on their knee joint. The key is to create less strain on joint and tissues.
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SmartCells® Personal Training Products compress and absorb pressure / impact energy from standing, weight-shifting, walking or the impact of a fall. After reaching a “critical threshold” the cellular structures soften and collapse laterally, without bottoming out. SmartCells® get softer as force is applied and remain in this cushioned “sweet spot” for as long as the pressure remains.
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