Study of High Impact Exercise on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Progressive high-impact training improved the patellar cartilage quality of postmenopausal women who may be at risk of osteoporosis (bone loss) as well as at risk of osteoarthritis.
This was found in the study carried out in the Department of Health Sciences at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The effects of high-impact exercise were examined on knee cartilages, osteoarthritis symptoms and physical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The most important finding was that high-impact jumping exercise improved the biochemical composition of cartilage. The clinical-significance was that women were encouraged to progressively implement high-impact load exercises to maintain and improve health.
Source: Medical Xpress