Research has found that regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis.
Physical activity helps broadly in two ways.
Firstly, exercise will help your arthritis by:
- decreasing the pain and increasing flexibility in your joints and muscles
- strengthening muscles; and improving your posture and balance.
Secondly, regular exercise will improve your overall health. This means you will be able to do more in life, feel more in control of your arthritis and be better able to manage your pain.
For more information refer to the following information sheets:
- Physical activity and arthritis
- Examples of exercises suitable for people with arthritis
- Maintaining healthy bones
Or to request your copy of ‘10 Steps to Living Well with Arthritis’ booklet call the Arthritis Helpline on 1800 011 041.
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