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Exercise and Arthritis



If ever there were a perfect excuse not to exercise, arthritis pain would seem to be it. In fact, research shows quite the opposite. A properly designed exercise program may not only decrease your pain, but may also increase your flexibility and overall fitness - and it can do wonders for your state of mind.

Benefits of regular activity and exercise include:

  • Decreased pain

  • Increased muscle strength and endurance

  • Increased bone strength

  • Healthier joints

  • Increased range of motion

  • Increased ability to perform daily activities

  • Increased fitness level

  • Improved sleep

  • Improved balance

  • Decreased risk of falls

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Healthier body weight

  • Improved ability to manage stress

See more at the following link:

http://arthritis.ca/manage-arthritis/living-well-with-arthritis/physical-activity-and-exercise


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