Joint Health

You shouldn’t let joint pain keep you from exercise


If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffers from joint pain, you may want to take an herbal joint supplement and talk to your doctor about what exercises may be able to help. The Mayo Clinic states that physical activity is one of the best ways people can relieve arthritis pain, as long as it's moderate.

Recently, orthopedist Peter Candelora, M.D., spoke to Tampa Bay Online about the importance of remaining active when you have joint pain.

According to the doctor, you need to make sure to stretch properly before exercise. Water sports are particularly good for people with arthritis because it takes pressure off of the joints while keeping you active. The Mayo Clinic recommends that people work their way up to 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week, if that's too much for your joints, then break it up into 10 minute intervals.

However, not all exercises are right for people with arthritis. For example, while lifting light weights is good for helping you build muscle, Candelora warned that people over the age of 40 shouldn't be trying to lift anything too heavy.

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