new study concluded that the Spinning program offers significant
benefits for people who suffer from knee osteoarthritis—and it’s making
Recent issues of The Journal on Active Aging and American Fitness Magazine featured articles that covered findings of a study conducted by cycling enthusiast Greg Marchetti, PhD and rheumatologist Kelly Krohn, MD.
study followed 41 volunteers with an average age of 57, all with
confirmed osteoarthritis. Participants in the Spinning group took part
at least twice a week in a class designed specifically for their
condition, while the control group continued their regular fitness
the 12-week evaluation, participants in the Spinning group showed
greater improvements in walking performance, experienced less pain when
walking and had less symptom-related disability than the control group.
reported at the World Conference for Physical Therapy in June and will
be reported in November at the American College of Rheumatology’s
Sources: July/August issue of The Journal on Active Aging and the September/October issue of American Fitness Magazine.