Exercise can ease arthritis pain – Harvard

Originally posted on Guys and Good Health:

Quite timely. I already know about this being in the medical field but I’d like to share this wealth of info with my readers.

I found out yesterday that I have arthritis in my spine that has just started. I’m already suffering from lower back pain so this is a double whammy for me.

 

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One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

We don’t need excuses to blow off exercising. It’s too hot/cold, I’m too tired/sore, you name it. When you have a chronic condition like rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, you have a built in excuse for not exercising. It might hurt.

As the Harvard Health Publication says, “Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause pain and stiffness that makes moving the last thing you want to do.

“But staying active is important. Not only is it beneficial for your general health — it’s also a way to strengthen your joints, improve your range of motion, and give you the opportunity to take part in the activities you enjoy.

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“For people with RA, it’s best to take a cautious and strategic approach when starting an exercise program. An individualized program — ideally developed with the help of a physical therapist — can help you protect vulnerable joints while strengthening surrounding muscles. A well-rounded exercise program…

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