close
Advertisement

5 Arthritis Myths Busted

Exercise can be an effective way of dealing with arthritis symptoms.

Advertisement
Arthritis Myth 1: You Can't Exercise
Arthritis Myth 1: You Can't Exercise
iStock

If you have arthritis, the right fitness programme could help you get relief from your symptoms by improving strength, balance, flexibility and range of motion. “If you have arthritis, it’s important to stay as active as you can,” says physiotherapist Karen Gordon.

TIP Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days a week. Dust off your bike, buy a new bathing suit, start strength training – get moving in the ways that bring you the most happiness.



Advertisement

More in Conditions

38 genius habits your 80-year-old brain will thank you for doing today

38 genius habits your 80-year-old brain will thank you for doing today

Prevent those senior moments from plaguing your senior years. Here’s what you can do to keep your mental skills sharp as you age. Here’s what you can do to keep your mental skills sharp as you age.
13 ways you’re secretly hurting your liver

13 ways you’re secretly hurting your liver

To keep this all-important organ in tip-top shape, here’s what you should cut out for a healthy liver.
9 things you need to know about eczema (especially if you have it)

9 things you need to know about eczema (especially if you have it)

Get the latest intel on preventing and treating this chronic inflammatory skin condition.
The 10 best meals to eat when you feel your worst

The 10 best meals to eat when you feel your worst

When your body feels out of whack, certain foods can help set you back on the right track.
9 silent signs of a thyroid problem you may be ignoring

9 silent signs of a thyroid problem you may be ignoring

It’s shaped like a butterfly, but the thyroid gland can sting like a bee if its hormone production goes awry.

Advertisement