Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Exercise to Beat Arthritis Pain

“Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that affects the body's joints and connective tissues. Exercise is a relatively easy way to help control its symptoms. The University of Virginia Health System lists the benefits of exercise for people with rheumatic disease:
· Keeps joints from feeling and acting stiff.
· Strengthens muscles surrounding the joints.
· Improves joint flexibility and alignment.
· Reduces joint pain and swelling.
· Strengthens bone and cartilage tissue.
· Makes you more physically fit overall.”

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