Exercise eases arthritis pain. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. And clearly the study subjects weren't getting much in November. Cold temperatures and rainfall (but not snowfall) all contributed to this decline. But the greatest factor was the lack of daylight hours later in the year.
For those of us who suffer from some form of arthritis, the idea of exercising seems like a bad one. After all, our joints hurt, right? Why make them hurt even more with exercise? This seems logical, butâ€¦it's wrong. Counterintuitive as it seems, exercise is actually our friend. Moderate exercise for arthritis patients has been shown to help in the prevention of disability due to arthritis.
Walking has been proven as the easiest and the most beneficial exercise for arthritis patients. In fact, it is a must for people with arthritis to go for morning walks and evening walks regularly. This will help you to be active and promotes flexibility in the joints, thus reducing any kind of inflammation or pain.
Best forms of exercise for arthritis
The bodybuilding mantra, “No pain, no gain,” may have had cache in hardcore gyms back in the 1980s but these days, if you have arthritis, you want to choose exercises that cause your joints no pain whatsoever. Perhaps the best way for arthritis sufferers to gain strength and cardiovascular endurance with very low risk of further joint wear and tear is aquatic exercise.