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Arthritis exercise: The four best forms of exercise to ease arthritis symptoms


Aerobic

You can’t just be strong and flexible, you have to be physically fit too to help you live longer.

Aerobic exercises improve your strength, balance and range of movement while improving your heart and lung health.

Try cycling, swimming, exercise classes, or walking to get you breathing more quickly and your heart beating faster.

Swimming is particularly good for arthritis as less weight is put on your joints.

Balance

Balance exercises twice a week will reduce your risk of falls, frailty and complications as you age.

Versus Arthritis explains: “There are specific balance exercises that can help, but things like playing bowls, doing tai chi or dancing – either at classes or around your home – improve balance too.

“If practising your balance at home, make sure the area around you is clear of anything that could trip you up.”





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