UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center epidemiologist Leigh Callahan, PhD, recently provided Arthritis Today with expert insights regarding an important new CDC study that explored the reasons why too few people with arthritis are engaging in physical exercise – even though physical activity is considered an important and first approach for people with arthritis symptoms.


The study found that, while healthcare providers are doing a better job of counselling patients with arthritis to engage in exercise, approximately 40 percent of these patients are still not getting appropriate medical counselling about doing exercises to improve their symptoms during their medical visits. Read the Arthritis Today article to learn more about the issue, as well as to find useful exercise-related information and resources available for patients available via the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance’s website.