Low Impact Exercises for Arthritis

Exercise for many people is a way to release stress and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Ongoing research suggests, whenever a person has been diagnosed with arthritis, it is absolutely vital that they keep it moving in some type of physical activity.  Also, make sure to check with your doctor or health care provider, before you begin any exercise routine.

That’s just the way it is and when people are diagnosed with this condition, there are no two ways about it that they must start exercising.  Please take into consideration that a person doesn’t have to go hardcore when working out to keep the bones and muscles strong. 

If a person can just exercise in a low impact fashion at least three times each week, you would be surprised just how much stronger you will become!  Today, we are going to be taking a look at some low impact exercises for people which suffer with arthritis.

Performing Water Walking

This is a great low impact exercise if you have arthritis because when a person walks in water, there is gravity-like resistance.  This will result ultimately in making your joints and muscles a lot stronger. 

The step is to join a local gym in your area and perform water walking at least three or four times each week, walking one solid mile each time you take a dip in.  By doing this, you are helping to preserve and strengthen your bones from pain and injury in the future.

Performing Chair Stands

This is quite the simple workout for people that suffer with arthritis because all that a person does is get a sturdy chair, sit down and pop back up in it for X amount of times.  That’s all there is to it!  But, how on Earth would this help people with arthritis? 

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I’m glad you asked that question because it does make sense to wonder how sitting and popping up in a chair would help arthritis.  Performing chair stands are great for people with arthritis because it tends to strengthen and expand the muscles and joints around the lower back and hip areas and if you have arthritis in these areas, performing chair stands are really going to benefit you! 

Performing Yoga

By performing various forms of Yoga, a person with arthritis will begin to feel that their pains, swelling, as well inflammation going down.  While a person performs Yoga, this type of physical activity will help to stretch the joints and muscles of a person and overtime, this will take away from the pain that a lot of forms of arthritis will cause.  How much Yoga should a person with arthritis be doing? 

To get started, join a Yoga class where they meet at least once or twice a week.  This way, you will be able to know what you’re doing and then if you don’t want to remain in the class, you can begin doing Yoga from the comforts of your own home.

Performing Weight Lifting

Now, please remember that a person doesn’t have to go all out when enduring in weight lifting and it’s important that a person doesn’t overdo it and push their bodies to extremities because this will cause a person’s arthritis to worsen in the joints and muscles and we absolutely do not want that! 

What I would recommend you to do is go out and purchase those little weights that are only three to five pounds and start out by lifting those.  You would be surprised just what wonders that would do for a person in relieving arthritic pain.  The key factor is to never go overboard with the exercising because in the long run, you could do more damage to your condition and that’s the last thing anyone with arthritis wants to do. 

As a side note, you can also walk with weights in your hand to add extra strength and durability in your overall body and it wouldn’t hurt to lift the weights while you walk.  You could just lightly swing your arms out and with a three-pound weight.  You would be so surprised just how much stronger your body will become, resulting in feeling less pains and inflammation throughout your body.     

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