Contrary to recommendations in the past which indicated rest, nowadays exercise is considered better medicine for those suffering from arthritis. Why is this? Because exercise helps to reduce joint stiffness and pain. For those suffering from the debilitating symptoms of arthritis, it's imperative to resist the urge not to exercise! Why? Because being sedentary will only make your symptoms worse such as more stiffness and pain. Exercise serves to strengthen muscles and protect joint integrity. Contrary to popular opinion, exercise will lessen pain, increase mobility, and help control your bodyweight. Here are recommended exercise guidelines for those with arthritis:
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.