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Arthritis and Physical Activity from Living Well Utah

Regular exercise is important to keep you moving and independent. Exercise helps lessen pain, increase movement, reduce fatigue and helps you feel better.

Range of Motion Exercises, Strengthening Exercises, Endurance Exercises

Range of Motion Exercises

semior couple arm stretchRange of motion exercises reduce stiffness. They keep your joints flexible by moving them to their full extent. Do these exercises daily.

 

Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening exercises increase or maintain muscle strength. Strong muscles help keep your joints stable and make it easier to move. Do these exercises daily or even every other day.

Endurance Exercises Build Fitness

Endurance exercises help keep your heart healthy and control your weight. You should exercise for a total of 20-30 minutes, three times a week, at a pace that raises or sustains your heart rate. You can build your endurance by exercising for shorter periods of time.two women on bike in gym

For information on physical activity classes in Salt Lake County check the class schedule on the Living Well workshop search.