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Alternative Exercises for People With Arthritis

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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 of well-being and relaxation.

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It’s the Economy, Stupid–Affording Arthritis

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Let’s face it: rheumatoid arthritis is an expensive hobby. Quarterly or even monthly visits to the rheumatologist, multiple prescriptions, physical therapy…who can afford it? Well, if you have to, you can…
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Exercise Spotlight: Pilates and Arthritis

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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 like Julia Roberts…
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