Virginia Kraus, researcher and member of OARSI visits OAFI

The researcher, immunologist, expert and former chairwoman of the International Society of OA Research (OARSI), the renowned Virgina Kraus, visited our foundation, OAFI, in order to strengthen ties and make further progress in the work we are doing together to improve the life of patients with Osteoarthritis. Virginia Kraus is also an advisor to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the USA), and responsible for the Osteoarthritis and Obesity Programs of the United States.

 

During the visit, Dr. Kraus explained the importance of the movement to increase the quality of life of the affected people. After conducting different studies, it was concluded that “every minute counts. A little, it goes a long way. For example, the simple act of brushing teeth counts, so every minute of movement counts to help improve the quality of life, “said Kraus.

In addition, she added It is advisable “45 minutes of daily activity, even for those people with reduced mobility, if they cannot leave home, they can also walk and/or move around inside their home. For those who have a slightly better physical condition, it is recommended 10.000 steps a day or a little less. More than 10.000 can be counterproductive in some cases. ”

In the cases of people who cannot walk, Kraus said that we must look for solutions, such as cycling or movement in the water. “Our weight in water is 1/8 less than our weight on land, this is similar to our weight standing on the moon”.