There are few conditions of the human body that cannot be mitigated in some way by exercise. In today’s day and age when it is much easier to be sedentary then it used to be, staying active is very important. Anything with multiple moving parts must be used regularly to remain in top condition and the human body is no different.
Particularly useful for people with arthritis that is more advanced, isometric exercise can be a godsend. When the challenges of arthritis are often due to certain contraindicated movements, isometrics are a genius, simple, way around it. You simply get into position, apply resistance to a muscle, and hold that position for time. With the movement aspect of the activity taken out of the equation, sheering and compression forces on the joints are reduced greatly. Moves like planks and superman are safe and effective.
For those with arthritis exercise is especially important, but the condition itself can make it a challenge. With that in mind, and with a doctor’s approval, here are 10 great ways to exercise for people with arthritis.