Exercise is critical for maintaining optimal joint health.  If you suffer from arthritis, exercise can help promote joint function, flexibility, and overall strength. It can even help reduce your arthritis symptoms and pain. Also, as you probably know, consistent exercise is important for maintaining a healthy weight. Losing excess weight alleviates pressure on your joints and can also reduce joint pain.

Are you hoping to start exercising but suffer from pain caused by arthritis? Try starting with low-impact exercises. Here are some beneficial exercises for arthritis:

  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Elliptical Machine
  • Walking
  • Cycling

When beginning to implement a new exercise program, start slow and gradually increase the length of your workouts over the course of several days and weeks. The Mayo Clinic recommends working up to 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise per week. 

Ultimately, if you suffer from arthritis, it is very important to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and to find an exercise regimen that works for you and your schedule! Try to find a type of exercise that you enjoy and look forward to. When you find an enjoyable exercise, you’ll be able to sustain a consistent workout plan without “falling off the wagon.” 

If you have questions about your arthritis, please call us today to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider! Call (704)342-0252