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Best Exercises for People With Arthritis

By    |   Friday, 07 October 2016 10:24 AM

Pain reduction, increased flexibility of muscles and joints, and improvement of mental health are the results of regular arthritis exercises. Exercise also offers weight management, and being overweight can intensify arthritis symptoms.

Regular physical activity improves heart health and lowers the risk of such conditions as diabetes. Exercise brings people an emotional boost whether they have or don’t have arthritis. This overall well-being provides incentive to become more active and relieve painful conditions.

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Nearly a quarter of people with arthritis report being physically inactive, according to Medical News Today. But an exercise routine in your daily activities can help you become more healthy. Before starting any exercise, consult your doctor as to the appropriate exercises.

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise to combat arthritis symptoms, according to The Arthritis Foundation. "The water’s buoyancy supports the body’s weight, which reduces stress on the joints and minimizes pain," aquatic coordinator Vennie Jones told the Foundation. "And it’s still a great workout. Water provides 12 times the resistance of air, so as you walk, you’re really strengthening and building muscle."

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Doctors may recommend warm water therapy, Medical News Today said, which involves exercises performed in a warm water pool.

Simple arthritis exercises include raising your arms over your head or rolling your shoulders backward and forward to improve the range of motion in your joints and muscles. These are exercise that can be done just about anywhere.

Such range-of-motion and strengthening exercises are recommended by the Mayo Clinic to treat arthritis. Weight training helps to strengthen your muscles enhance your abilities in exercising. Mayo said to do strengthening exercises every other day or take off extra days when you notice pain or swelling in the joints.

Aerobic exercises can including walking, jogging, bike riding, or other activities that keep the heart pumping blood throughout the body. Aerobic exercise classes are good for people who need an incentive to continue regular exercise. When you exercise with friends or new people you’ve met, you’ll have a regular exercise routine.

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