Best Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Investing in our self is one of the best investment anyone can make. Taking good and proper care of our well being is one of the best thing that we can do and it is something that we can be thankful for in the future.Exercise is an excellent investment and it can be used with good diet and proper medication for those diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Before you start an exercise program and run your imagination on its benefit you have to see your doctor. Exercise is an aid for you and it should not cause injury or worsen your condition. Asking help from a physical therapist and instructors are also a good idea. It is always best to have a program and not just do random physical movement.

You can let your doctor and therapist know movements and exercises that you want to try before you add intensity and repetition to it. And before you actually do it. Also another thing, a program with sequence and instructions are personally created with careful planning, so it is a must for us to follow the kind, sequence, frequency and intensity it bears. We need to understand that adding more intensity or frequency to our exercise will not magically correct a posture, burn fats or remove the pain rheumatoid arthritis is causing us. We need to know our limit and sometimes, we are not the best judge of it. There are physicians, therapist, instructors that spent years and uses methods and equipment to accurately asses, so an exercise will not  do more harm than good.

If you are temporarily doing a self help on this, you have to remember that you should know how to listen to your body, if it feels too much or if it becomes very painful when it shouldn’t be, you need to stop immediately and ask professional assistance. Also, make sure that you are geared properly and is actually doing the exercises in a safe place.

You have to bear in mind that rheumatoid arthritis causes you pain because of your joints, so the best exercises are those that will not injure or strain your joints. It can be fun and easy like a slow-paced walk with a friend. You have to make a commitment though, on how long each week you can do it and as much as possible within the same time range.

Another exercise that you can consider is swimming. Swimming is an excellent exercise for those have more sensitive joints. You can ask a friend to join you while catching up on each other’s latest life events.You may also want to consider tai-chi. It is an easy to do exercise and you can download videos and buy books to further learn about it. It can be done best outdoors and it too can be a fun activity.

 

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