Physical Activity and Arthritis: You Can Do It!. Arthritis Foundation. Today we will discuss. Arthritis Myths Risk factors associated with arthritis Relationship between weight, physical activity and arthritis Recommended physical activity for people with arthritis
Physical Activity and Arthritis:You Can Do It!
for people with arthritis
pain and stiffness in joints.
Risk factors you
Age 65 +
Risk factors you can control:
Uncontrolled inflammatory arthritis
Improved joint function
Overall health benefits
* High impact is not recommended for people with arthritis
*Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation
Moderate intensityphysicalactivity results in:
Vigorous intensity physical activity results in:
Recommendations for people with arthritis:
at least 3 days per week
Add 5 minutes each week until you can go 30 minutes all at one time.
Listen to Your Body!
temporarily? Modify, do not stop
better and gives a noticeable boost
Call your health care provider if you have:
Physical Activity and Arthritis:
You Can Do It!
Pedometers are an inexpensive way
to track your physical activity
Resources to make your walk FUN!