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What are tips on starting to exercise for people with arthritis?

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  • Stretch and warm up with range-of-motion exercises.
  • Start strengthening exercises slowly with small weights (a 1- or 2-pound weight can make a big difference).
  • Progress slowly.
  • Add aerobic exercise.
  • Ease off if joints become painful, inflamed, or red, and work with your doctor to find the cause and eliminate it.
  • Choose the exercise program you enjoy most and make it a habit.

SOURCE:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Arthritis and Exercise from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCE:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Arthritis and Exercise from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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