Exercise can be helpful for people with arthritis. A good exercise program increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue.When your joints hurt you might be inclined not to exercise and think that exercise will aggravate your joint pain and stiffness.
Exercise is recommended for those with joint pain and can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.
Most of us know some of the benefits of exercise:
Improved quality of life
For those who suffer from arthritis, it is necessary to strengthen the muscles around your joints. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints. Keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones
Synovial fluid lubricates the joint.
The joint is surrounded by soft tissue called the synovial membrane, which produces a fluid that acts like oil in an engine, allowing your bones to move past one another more smoothly. Physical activity encourages circulation of the fluid,.
Exercise gets the heart pumping, which increases blood circulation throughout your body – including your joints. As a result, the synovial membrane is exposed to a steady supply of nourishing oxygen and nutrients.
Talk to your doctor about fitting exercise into your treatment plan. The types of exercises that are best for you depends on your type of arthritis and which joints are involved. Your fitness professional can work with you to find the exercise plan that gives you the most benefit with the least aggravation of your joint pain.
Arthritis can be an issue at any age. It is not just a senior population condition. We also have classes for those in their 40's, 50's and in their 60's.