to keep your joints stable. Arthritic joints don’t want to be stiff and tight, they want to be free and mobile. Without mobility and strength, your joints will compensate by becoming stiff and tight, causing them to become arthritic and tight. The only way to reverse this situation is to build muscle and strengthen your joints.
As we age, it is even more important to keep moving. The science is clear on this. The good news is it is never too late to start. Exercise is one of the few actions we take that have increased benefit no matter when or what age we start. Daily walking is one of the best things you can do for both your physical and cognitive health.
As the weather turns cold and you don’t want to exercise outside, there are many ways to keep moving inside. Fortunately, with the internet and a variety of cable stations and streaming options there is surely a few programs or sites that can help you accomplish this goal safely, which will make the effort worth it to help reduce pain.
Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates are great choices for people who suffer from arthritis. They are especially good because they are less compressive on joints, and they incorporate moves that help to promote good mobility. In addition, they help build your core strength and help to maintain balance. With all that in mind, it’s no wonder that these activities are gaining in popularity and a good choice.
Eat well, exercise regularly, and take good care of yourself will help control the pain and joint stiffness of arthritis. Controlling the weather is something we can’t do, but we have the knowledge to help keep arthritis under control. If you need assistance getting started with an exercise program or reducing pain, we are always here to help.