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Is exercise good for arthritis

By Anonymous August 28, 2017 - 8:54pm
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Someone has arthritis in their back and shoulders and wants to know if exercise is good for arthritis

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Unless otherwise indicated, exercise is good for absolutely everything.

With arthritis, exercise is always recommended as being a "must do". The best exercises are walking, swimming (and a hot tub after, when possible, is great) and other low impact exercises like elipticals, exercise bikes (or regular bikes) and yoga/pilates is excellent for helping range-of-motion and more supple joints. All exercise is good for mental health - this is important for anyone in general but for those with chronic conditions like arthritis.


August 29, 2017 - 7:47am
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