"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2022, Vol. 9, Issue 5, Part D
Exercise physiology-walking vs cycling with reference to knee joint loadingAuthor(s):
Sudharani P, Kishan KPC, Ramamohanrao M and Manjulatha CAbstract:
Regular physical activity is a well-established protective factor for the prevention and treatment of the leading non-communicable diseases. Walking and cycling are enabling people to engage in regular physical activity on a daily basis and key means of transportation which is environmental concern as well. But, continuous and prolonged walking results in an increase in knee pain and blunting of clinical benefits, whereas interval walking did not lead to it. On the other hand, cycling is usually classified as a low-demand activity for the knee joint and is therefore recommended even for persons with osteoarthritis and rehabilitation programs following knee surgery. However, there is limited data regarding actual joint loading. The present review is carried out in a view to find the benefits of walking and cycling when done at periodic intervals. The choice of regular walking alternated with cycling may result in positive health considerations. Further research will help to direct a large group of people to a better option of physical activity with respect to actual joint loading.Pages: 241-245 | 45 Views 6 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sudharani P, Kishan KPC, Ramamohanrao M, Manjulatha C. Exercise physiology-walking vs cycling with reference to knee joint loading. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(5):241-245.