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Incline Walking: A Way to Decrease Knee stress in Arthritis

September 05, 2014

Incline walking is associated with benefits including higher metabolic rate, increased caloric consumption and fat burning, when compared with level walking. Incline walking also places more demand on muscle activity of the thigh (quadriceps and hamstring) and calf muscles. These combine to increase the cardiovascular benefits associated with exercise while decreasing the stresses on the knee.

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