Another activity that be done the “real” way outdoors or inside on a machine, rowing is also great for most cases of arthritis. With the lower body muscle groups used mainly in an isometric fashion to aide the torso muscles in performing a linear pulling movement; the impact and stress on the joints are rarely a problem. Also, the nature and structure of the shoulder joint is in a much more anatomically advantageous position when pulling as opposed to pushing so rowing is great for those with arthritis in the shoulder as well.
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.