Health Tip: Exercise Can Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a great remedy for joint pain
and stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
The University of Maryland Medical Center lists these guidelines
for exercising with rheumatoid arthritis:
- Begin with easy exercises, such as gentle stretching and
tensing muscles without adding movement.
- Try light strength training exercises when your body feels
- Add low-impact aerobic exercises to your routine, such as
dancing, walking and swimming.
- Try tai chi, as it can promote relaxation and improve joint
- Don't do any exercises that cause pain.
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