The doctor may recommend rest or a change in activities to avoid provoking osteoarthritis pain. This may include modifications in work or sports activities. It may mean switching from high-impact activities (such as aerobics, running, jumping, or competitive sports) to low-impact exercises (such as stretching, walking, swimming, or cycling). A weight loss program may be recommended, if needed, particularly if osteoarthritis affects weight-bearing joints (such as the knee, hip, spine, or ankle)
Yet the flaws in the 66-year-old Briton’s candidacy were obvious, too. In 2013 he had run as the change candidate against McQuaid but this time round there was a lack of fresh ideas. Some at the UCI also felt his introverted style and lack of drive was not best suited to run a leading global sport, and he was not helped by the negative headlines surrounding bullying and discrimination that have dogged British Cycling, where he played such a central role. Cookson also faced criticism, especially on social media, for posting numerous selfies with riders.