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How does exercise helps in caring for your joints?

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Exercise can help you lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Some research suggests that aerobic exercise -- activities that get your heart rate up -- can reduce joint swelling. If your joints bother you, do exercises that won't give your joints a pounding. Instead of step aerobics, try low-impact exercises such as swimming or bicycling.

From: Caring for Your Joints WebMD Medical Reference

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Arthritis Foundation: "Protect Your Joints."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Exercise and Bone Health," "Do I Have Arthritis?"

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Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Protect Your Joints."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Exercise and Bone Health," "Do I Have Arthritis?"

ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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