What types of activities should I do?

There are many great ways to get active. Talk to your doctor about physical activity and what might be right for you! Some examples include:

  • Aerobic activity: Low-impact aerobic activity - like walking, swimming, and biking - minimize the wear and tear of your joints
  • Flexibility training: Help increase your range-of-motion by participating in activities that improve your flexibility, like stretching and yoga
  • Strengthening activities: Try activities like yoga, weight training, or working with resistance bands to strengthen your muscles, which can help protect your joints
  • Balance exercises: These include things like walking backwards, standing on one foot

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1. Why is physical activity important for people with arthritis?
2. What should I know or do before I start exercising?
3. How much exercise do I need?
4. How do I exercise safely with arthritis?
5. What do I do if I have pain during or after exercise?
6. What types of activities should I do?