Physical Activity For Arthritis

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arthritis activityMay is National Arthritis Awareness Month. For seniors with arthritis, participating in low impact, joint-friendly activities can improve pain, mood, and quality of life. If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life.

Joint-friendly physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury. Here are some ‘smart’ tips to get started.

Why is physical activity important for people with arthritis?

If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life. Joint-friendly physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury. Examples of joint-friendly activities include walking, biking and swimming. Being physically active can also delay the onset of arthritis-related disability and help people with arthritis manage other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.