The Positive effects of Walking

Walking & Hiking with Trekking/Nordic poles

Land-based exercises can aid in reduction of pain, suffering, and deficiencies while improving physical function.22

Several studies indicate that land-based activities conducted on the ground can aggravate joint pain and increase the risk of falling.10 Consequently, aquatic exercises are the most effective.

However, both aquatic and terrestrial exercise have beneficial effects on pain, physical function, knee extension, muscle strength, and walking ability.

For walking on land – It is recommended that you walk at least 6,000 steps per day. This aids in preventing the development of functional impairments in patients with osteoarthritis or at risk for the condition.23

Walking assists the joints in supporting body weight. Walking can also aid in the absorption and distribution of weight over the hip and knee joints, hence improving stability and mobility.2b

Walking with a cane or trekking / nordic poles is highly helpful for keeping balance, particularly when following a rigorous weight management program.