Late exercising women have less joint pain

Women who start engaging in physical activity after menopause are less likely to have joint pain than women who start exercising at a younger age, according to an Australian-led study.

The study used Australian longitudinal survey data from 5,105 women born between 1946 and 1951 on joint pain and stiffness in 1998, 2001 and 2004.

They found levels of physical activity for women aged in their fifties were associated with a reduced risk of developing joint pain or stiffness compared with women aged in