Exercise for Arthritis? There’s an App for That.. One key to living well with osteoarthritis is being more active. According to the CDC, physical activity can reduce pain and improve physical functioning in adults with arthritis by about 40 percent. If you’re motivated, check out our picks of the best mobile apps, websites and classes designed specifically for people with OA; most of these include exercises along with a disease management component. Click here to see a list of the videos, with links to each one. Here’s an example: Track & React Track & React is a mobile app meant for those with rheumatoid arthritis, but it’s proved to be useful for those with OA, as well. To help you put that to the test in your own life, the Arthritis Foundation posts Tai Chi for Arthritis videos online; the trio currently on the website include shoulder exercises, stretches of the spine and stretches of the neck: Fit & Strong! has demonstrated functional and physical activity improvements in people with OA. As a participant, you learn to incorporate physical activity into your everyday life by exercising three times a week for an hour each time.
If you are age 55 to 80, you are or were a heavy cigarette smoker, and you haven’t had a lung cancer screening in at least one year, you have a lot of company—but not necessarily good company.
In December 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a federal panel of medical experts, recommended that high-risk individuals undergo an annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer.
You’re high risk if you are in the 55-to-80 age group, have a 30-pack-or-more-a-year smoking history, and currently smoke or quit smoking within the past 15 years. A 30-pack-year history is either one pack a day for 30 years, two…