Good exercises for arthritis
Arthritis itself can bring many challenges. For the active ones, arthritis can really set us back
Firstly, the exercise we must do is to remember the importance of exercising while living with arthritis. It is proven that exercise helps ease arthritis pain and stiffness as it strengthens the muscles around your joints. Once the muscles around your joints are strengthened, it will put less pressure on your joints.
Many believe that exercise will aggravate their joint pain and stiffness, but that's not the case. People believe this because they may feel discomfort or soreness at the beginning of the exercise. However, lack of exercise actually can make your joints even more painful and stiff in the long run. That is because keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints.
A great way to think about this is that we are all born with an rubber between our joints. Throughout our life, we use our rubber and without muscles protecting and supporting it, the eraser will rub out faster than normal.
Stretches + Yoga
These exercises relieve stiffness and increase your ability to move your joints through their full range of motion. These exercises can be as simple as stretching movements such as raising your arms over your head or rolling your shoulders forward and backward. I recommend that these exercises be done daily.
Body awareness exercises, such as gentle forms of yoga or tai chi, can help you improve balance, prevent falls, improve posture and coordination, and promote relaxation
I hope that these tips will help you get back into improving your quality of life. Please make sure to consult with your doctor about exercise programs in your area for people with arthritis. Some hospitals, clinics and health clubs offer special programs.