Keep Those Joints Moving

by Jsantos, May 24, 2013

Keep Those Joints Moving: How to Improve your Quality of Life When Arthritis Arise

When arthritis appears in someones’ life it can be a disaster. Our practice attends many cases where people feel devastated by the disease. However, you can definitively can beat arthritis. cialis soft tabs One of the main things to do about it: exercise and a healthy diet. Stop worrying about its causes, they are uncertain and won’t solve the problem.  Concentrate on the best thing you can do: move!

I know a 76 year-old lady that suffers from arthritis and she works out every day lifting weights, walking and stretching. If you see her from behind you would never guess her age or her arthritis condition. She has literately told me that she doesn’t care about it. ‘Yeah it hurts, but I can let it beat me or beat it’. Attitude and the right routine plays big against any sickness. You have to brake your own mental schemes if you have to and commit to a change of lifestyle.

What to do next

Once you have committed to exercise, the basic questions that must be addressed are the same as when developing any kind of exercise program: What kind of exercise? How much? How hard? How often? These are the guidelines of The Arthritis Foundation when you start an exercising program after being diagnosed:

  • Consult with a physician to develop an appropriate exercise program,
  • Begin the exercise program at a safe intensity level, and gradually increase it as the body responds to the demands place upon it.
  • Get sufficient rest between exercise bouts. Rest as much as needed.
  • Exercise at least twice a day.
  • Develop a structured plan for exercising daily and stick with it as much as possible.
  • All other factors being equal, exercise during a time when you feel the least amount of pain, stiffness and fatigue.

Arthritis sufferers should include three basic types of exercise in their workouts: full range of motion exercises to improve flexibility; strength training for muscle development; and aerobic training to improve your fitness levels.



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