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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Tags: arthritis | exercise | cartilage | Dr. Oz

Exercise Joints to Fight Arthritis

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Friday, 26 April 2019 12:06 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

When Corey Kluber pitched the Cleveland Indians' major league baseball opener against the Minnesota Twins, it looked like a positive start for the Tribe as the two teams vied for the American League Central title.

But while Kluber cruised through the first 14 batters, his seven-inning turn on the mound turned into a 2-0 loss.

That defeat won't keep Cleveland from leaning on his pitching skills throughout the season. They know that under pressure he can excel — and win.

It's the same for your sore joints. Even when they don't deliver a winning performance (because of osteoarthritis), leaning on their skills will actually keep you in the game longer.

A study by London-based researchers published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage explains that during exercise the cartilage in your joints (such as knees and hips) gets squashed.

This force prevents cartilage degradation by suppressing the action of inflammatory molecules associated with osteoarthritis, and by inducing production of molecules that foster repair.

In short, when you exercise, you protect your cartilage from damage so it can offer padding and keep you in winning form.

You know the drill: 10,000 steps a day or the equivalent; 40 jumps a day (protect your discs); and strength-training twice a week for 30 minutes.

But the big news is that even if you have osteoarthritis, it's vital that you stay active, pressing that remaining cartilage as you bike, swim, walk, hike, and pump some iron.

You'll ease your discomfort if you stick with it.

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When you exercise, you protect your cartilage from damage so it can offer padding and keep you in winning form.
arthritis, exercise, cartilage, Dr. Oz
Friday, 26 April 2019 12:06 PM
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