Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis
Athritis afflicts millions of people in Britain, and is the cause of often permanent and excruciating pain, extreme immobility and early retirement. ... Show synopsis Athritis afflicts millions of people in Britain, and is the cause of often permanent and excruciating pain, extreme immobility and early retirement. This book shows the connection between a strength-training programme you can do at home, and the reduction - even prevention - of arthritis symptoms. The author's own research study has shown that this exercise programme resulted in: a 43 per cent reduction in pain; a 44 per cent improvement in physical function; and a 71 per cent improvement in strenth. The full programme, as set out in this book, offers: exercises to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness; a scientifically-based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain; a guide to the latest medications (in 2003); the true story behind complementary therapies - which work and which don't; and proven strategies for overcoming arthritis-related depression.