Category | Exercises

Alternative Exercises for People With Arthritis

Posted on 30 November 2011

The slogan “No pain, no gain” doesn’t apply here. Alternative exercises are designed to avoid pain and at the same time produce healthy benefits. Each of three disciplines from the ancient East — yoga, tai chi and qi gong — strengthens muscles, improves balance and releases endorphins, the brain chemicals that give you a sense […]

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Exercise Spotlight: Pilates and Arthritis

Posted on 13 April 2010

What do dancers, athletes and movie stars all have in common? They are all devotees of Pilates, a not-so-new range-of-movement (ROM) exercise designed to build strong backs, firm abdominals and increased flexibility, all while giving you the sleek muscles of a dancer. Is Pilates safe for arthritis? Absolutely! So drag out that mat and make […]

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Arthritis Answers: Easing Back into Exercise

Posted on 05 March 2010

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know that we’re supposed to exercise…but when you have arthritis, exercise is essential, not only to protect your joints but also to prevent muscle atrophy. Still, if you have arthritis and you haven’t exercised in awhile (e.g. there was a “19” in the date), there is an art to getting […]

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