Nearly 400,000 Utahns, including 3,000 children, suffer from arthritis, the leading cause of disability in Utah and the nation, according to a new report.  According to the report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Utah Department of Health, it’s possible to decrease the symptoms of arthritis pain by walking throughout the week.

However, 50 percent of Utahns with arthritis get no physical activity. “This report is concerning because people with arthritis who don’t move much are at far greater risk for being injured and even disabled,” said Rebecca Castleton, UDOH arthritis program coordinator.

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