Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from aches and pains associated with osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis. Achy knees, stiff neck, sore shoulders, we’ve all felt it. The last thing you want to do as a pain sufferer is put these joints to work. But, actually, proper strength training does not strain already painful joints. Instead, it helps to strengthen the muscles around them, give them support, and make them feel better.
Take your body through a full range of motion. Move it the way that it was designed to move. Alleviate stiffness and pain and enhance mobility and functional movement in your every day life.
Research shows that a faithful regimen of strength and flexibility training decreases pain associated with arthritis in over 65% of studied cases. Full body strength training three days weekly can be an effective tool in managing your pain. Perhaps more importantly, it can help keep your arthritis from getting any worse!
So the next time your knees hurt going up the stairs, remember that it is just their way of telling you to start exercising. And for those especially painful days, get your strength and flexibility training done in a Hydrocise class. Heated, sea salt pools, such as those at Dedham Health, alleviate weight bearing strain while providing full fitness benefits. . Your body – and mind – will thank you.
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