FOR YOUR HEALTH /
FITNESS & EXERCISE
Many people with arthritis believe that they should avoid exercising for fear of doing further damage to their joints. Research has shown that exercise is, in fact, an important tool in helping to control arthritis and can actually help alleviate many symptoms and allow people to perform daily tasks with less muscle pain and stiffness in their joints.
If you have arthritis, you should consult with your physician before beginning an exercise routine. They can help you choose exercises that are suited to your current health and fitness levels. it is also important to remember to start slowly when you are starting an exercise routine and to make it as enjoyable as possible.
There are three primary types of exercise that are particularly beneficial to people with arthritis. Each type of exercise is designed to help you to strengthen your body in a different way. The three types of exercise are:
There are steps you can take before, during, and after your exercise routine to help minimize pain and stiffness.