Originally Published on: June 20, 2016– 04:01 by A-G @ soultranslations.com

These are notes I have taken from sources about topics that interest me, and/or that have tremendously helped me along This Beautiful Journey called LIFE!!! … Many people ask me about all these things, and I decided to create a section where I post all this information. Hope you will also find it interesting and helpful… Please scroll down and click on the reference(s) for the complete information on this topic.

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Exercise– Very powerful way of preserving bone density and joint function.

Misconception– Exercise is  detrimental to your joints.

Evidence– Exercise has a positive impact on joint tissues.

People with osteoarthritis in the knee– Incorporate exercises that strengthen the quadriceps muscle at the front of your thigh.

People with osteoarthritis– Avoid high-impact exercise (ex.: running), and activities that aggravate joint pain or strain an unstable joint. Do non-weight-bearing exercises (ex.: swimming and bicycling).

Important– Exercise and increase muscle tone of your non-weight bearing joints.

If joints are stiff– Stretch and apply heat before exercising.

If swollen joints– Apply ice for 10 minutes prior to exercise.

Exercise program should include– Range of activities: weight training, cardio, stretching, core work, etc.

If in pain for longer than one hour after your exercise session– Slow down or choose another form of exercise.

One exception– Exercise may exacerbate osteoarthritis if you had a prior joint injury. Work with a physical therapist or qualified personal trainer.





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