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8 Ways to Engage in Arthritis-Friendly Exercise

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8 Ways to Engage in Arthritis-Friendly Exercise

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

For the 21 million American adults suffering from arthritis, stiff, painful joints can make even an easy exercise program feel impossible.

But, with countless research studies backing up the benefits of working out, can you really afford to forgo your daily cardio?

The experts don’t think so.

Neil Roth, M.D., an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, says, “there is nothing better,” than exercise when it comes to managing pain in people with arthritis. Though, he does admit that it can be hard for people who are in pain to stick to an exercise routine. “It is a catch 22, because arthritis pain can prevent a person from exercising, but it is actually one of the most beneficial ways to alleviate arthritis pain,” he says.

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8 Arthritis-Friendly Exercises originally appeared on AgingCare.com.

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7:30PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks for sharing :)

7:35AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Thank you AgingCare, for Sharing this!

4:47AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Try Tai Chi for Arthritis - works all muscles, great for body and mind, and it feels so great! I don't have arthritis (yet...) but talking to the more senior fellow Tai Chi afficionados, it really helps reduce the pain and nimble you up too.

7:25AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Swimming is usually recommended for athritis

12:11PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

This is helpful as I do sometimes suffer joint pain and have stopped excercising almost completely... will now reconsider!!

5:24AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thank you.

1:57AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thanks.

1:49AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thanks, every little bit helps...

7:57PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing the exercises.

6:08PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing

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