Arthritis, a joint disorder, affects
a person’s ability to move the way they used to before the
disorder affected their body. The joints are inflamed and the disorder
causes sufferers intense pain.
There are about 350 million arthritis
sufferers in the world and it is the most common chronic illness
in the United States. Still, there are ways to alleviate the pain
and one of them is arthritis exercises.
Studies have shown that arthritis exercises are useful to arthritis
sufferers because it reduces stiffness and increases a person’s
flexibility, muscle strength and endurance.
There are three types of arthritis
exercise: range-of-motion, strengthening, and aerobic or endurance.
Range-of-motion—can be exercise like
dance. It helps sufferers increase flexibility and provides
a person with the ability to maintain normal joint movement.
Strengthening—weight training is one.
It helps maintain muscle strength, which help protect joints
affected by arthritis.
Aerobic—riding a bicycle is a good
endurance exercise. It helps sufferers to lose weight which
takes the extra weight off of affected joints. Aerobic exercise
can also reduce inflammation.
Any arthritis exercises are good
for the body. The more you move, the better your joints will feel