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10 Reasons Why Walking Is Wonderful

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Improves Circulation

#1 - Walking improves circulation

It wards off heart disease, brings up heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. One study showed that postmenopausal women who walked just one to two miles a day lowered blood pressure by nearly 11 points in 24 weeks. Women who walked 30 minutes a day reduced their risk of stroke by 20 percent — and 40 percent when they stepped up the pace.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Lowers Risk of Fractures

#2 - Walking lowers the risk of fractures

Any exercise that places your body’s weight on your legs helps build stronger bones. In one study, women who walked 30 minutes a day reduced their risk of hip fractures by 40 percent.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Supports Joints

#3 - Walking supports joints

It tones muscles that, in turn, support the joints. Strong leg, abdominal and lower back muscles take the burden off knees and lower-body joints.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Improves Sleep

#4 - Walking improves sleep

In a study of women age 50 to 75, those who took one-hour morning walks were more likely to relieve insomnia than women who didn’t walk.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Slows Mental Decline

#5 - Walking slows mental decline

One study of 6,000 women, age 65 and older, found that age-related memory decline was lower in those who walked more.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Lowers Alzheimer's Risk

#6 - Walking lowers Alzheimer's risk

One study showed that men between the ages of 71 and 93 who walked more than a quarter of a mile a day had half the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared with those who walked less.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Lightens Mood

#7 - Walking lightens mood

Research shows that walking 30 minutes a day may boost mood faster than antidepressants do. Why? Walking releases natural pain-killing endorphins into the body.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Burns Calories

#8 - Walking burns calories

When you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight, which has benefits of its own, including less stress on painful joints.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking Is Wonderful - Brings You Closer

#9 - Walking brings you closer

Walking is a good way to spend time with friends or family members and enjoy nature.

Knee Exercise - Why Walking is Wonderful - Economical

#10 - Walking is economical

A good pair of shoes is all you really need — no expensive lessons, gear or gym memberships. You can do it outside around town or inside at the mall. Whatever place and pace you choose, just get moving!

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Walking is the ultimate easy-to-do, good-for-you exercise, and for those with knees tender from osteoarthritis, it can be done at your own pace. Start slowly — try for three 10-minute outings a day at first — and add speed, hills and longer distances as your endurance and strength builds. If you haven’t already begun a walking program, here are 10 good reasons why you should.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This article is adapted from Arthritis Today®, the health magazine published by the Arthritis Foundation® and is presented for informational purposes only. This information is not meant to take the place of the advice of your doctor. By providing you with this information, Sanofi Biosurgery is not endorsing its content nor does it represent that the information is necessarily appropriate for you. You should consult with your doctor before starting any new health or exercise regimen.

The views presented herein are solely those of Arthritis Today and their publisher the Arthritis Foundation. Sanofi Biosurgery does not have any input in, or editorial control over Arthritis Today and is not responsible for its content. Arthritis Today is a registered trademark of the Arthritis Foundation.

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Indication

Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

Important Safety Information for Synvisc-One

Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Allergic reactions, some which can be potentially severe, have been reported during the use of Synvisc-One. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, and should be used with caution when there is swelling of the legs due to problems with venous stasis or lymphatic drainage.

Synvisc-One is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds – such as feathers, eggs or poultry – or if your leg is swollen or infected.

Synvisc-One has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.

Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after Synvisc-One include (<2% each): pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid build-up in or around the knee. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc-One.

 

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Indication

SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is for patients who do not get enough relief from simple painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy.

Important Safety Information for SYNVISC

Before trying SYNVISC, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Serious allergic reactions have been reported. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, or circulatory problems in the legs.

SYNVISC is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. SYNVISC has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds - such as feathers, eggs or poultry - or if your leg is swollen or infected.

SYNVISC has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after SYNVISC include pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid buildup in or around the knee. These reactions were generally mild and did not last long, but in rare occasions these side effects were more severe. The most commonly occurring adverse events outside of the injected knee were rash, fever, nausea, and headache.

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Important Safety Information: SYNVISC and Synvisc-One are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to hyaluronan products or patients with infections in or around the target knee.