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Therapeutic and physical fitness exercise prescription for older adults with joint disease: an evidence-based approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10989515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aging with joint disease does necessarily result in chronic pain, adoption of a sedentary lifestyle, and functional dependency. Several randomized controlled trials clearly show that regular exercise does not exacerbate pain or accelerate disease progression. On the contrary, these studies suggest that exercise training may increase the physiologic reserve and reduce the risk for functional dependency in older adults with joint disease. The goals for an exercise program should be directed toward increasing flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. An exercise training program that is tailored specifically to an older adult's physical limitations may achieve these goals, and by optimizing patient safety lead to improve long-term exercise compliance.
M O'Grady; J Fletcher; S Ortiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0889-857X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-08     Completed Date:  2000-12-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708093     Medline TA:  Rheum Dis Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Osteoarthritis / therapy*
Physical Fitness*

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