Walking up to 6,000 steps or three miles a day ‘helps prevent arthritis’

•         Arthritis patients who kept active were more likely to be mobile years later

•         Walking 3,000 steps a day stopped arthritis symptoms worsening 

•         Clocking 6,000 steps – roughly three miles – was beneficial, researchers               said

•         Each extra 1,000 steps cuts the odds of a reduction in mobility by a fifth

•         Researchers said this could be because activity keeps joints lubricated

•         Steps can be taken when doing housework or gardening, experts said

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Daily Mail, 3rd October 2014