Climbing Stairs for Arthritis Comfort

In addition to getting you from one floor to another, climbing stairs has many benefits.

As an aerobic activity, climbing stairs boosts heart function. It also strengthens the muscles in the thighs, which decreases load and stress on the knee, a help for people with knee arthritis. Stair climbing also burns calories, which aids weight loss. Even mild weight loss can take significant pressure off knees. Every one pound of weight loss takes almost four pounds of pressure off your knee.
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