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Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients

Feeling Optimistic Helps with Symptoms

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Research at Penn State University published in the journal Health Psychology shows that being more enthusiastic and optimistic about getting things done upon waking up in the morning increases the physical activity of osteoarthritis patients throughout the day, resulting in more exercise and reduced symptoms. The study followed 135 osteoarthritis patients for 22 days.


This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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