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Are you considering adding exercise to your daily routine? Or do you want to increase your exercise level significantly?

There’s a safe way for almost everyone to be more active. Even if you have a health condition, there are exercises you can do that offer great health benefits.

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One way to get started is to talk with your doctor about the exercises and physical activities that are best for you. If you have a specific health issue that you are concerned about, ask your doctor for some tips to help you exercise safely.

Here are some questions to consider:

...continue reading "Go4Life: Three Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Exercise from the National Institute on Aging"

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Physical Activity

Keep those joints moving! Joints are nourished by synovial fluid moving within the joint. The only way to keep that fluid moving is to move your body. Remember, low impact exercise is great for arthritis and there are a variety of options to explore such as swimming or strength training.

Studies show that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity three or more days a week can help you move more easily. Walking can also be a fun way to increase your mood, increase your flexibility and decrease pain.