Excercise and Arthritis

Exercise is one of the best things you can do to improve your symptoms of arthritis.

Arthritis can make life tough by causing pain and making it harder to stay mobile. The symptoms of arthritis can vary from week to week and even from day to day. Many types, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, are long-term conditions.

However, with the right treatment and approach you can manage your symptoms. Whatever condition you have, remaining physically active will help you stay mobile and will be good for your general health.

Start Gently

Ideally, we should all aim to do at least 30 minutes of exercise that makes us a bit short of breath five times a week. It’s also recommended that we spend 30 minutes a day on our feet – such as walking or climbing stairs.

If you have joint pain, start gently and gradually increase the length of time you’re exercising. You can break this into smaller chunks if you need to. You could try three or four 10-minute sessions throughout the day if it suits you better than doing it in one go.

Doing at least 5–10 minutes of exercise each day is important to keep your joints moving and your muscles strong.

Exercises for Neck and Shoulder

We have put a little video together for you with some exercises to ease pain in your neck and shoulder area.

Get more ideas for exercises that can help you.

You can get access to our Video Library with a wide range of exercises and stretches that can be helpful for you for only £6.99 per week or £19.99 for a Monthly Plan

Finally, if you get to the point where you would like to exercise with us via Zoom, we would love to invite you to our live, online classes. Here is our timetable:


Enjoy your neck and shoulder exercises!

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As with all fitness and exercise programmes, when doing exercise you need to use your common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, you will want to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness programme. By performing any fitness exercises without supervision, you are performing them at your own risk. Space Fitness and Wellbeing will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of this fitness programme, DVD, online fitness video or information shared on our website. This includes emails, videos and text.

It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure: 

  • there is sufficient space to perform the exercises safely and move freely without obstacles or obstructions, free from furniture, equipment and other hazards – a minimum of four square metres per person.

  • any equipment is safe and in a suitable condition for the activity being performed.

  • the surrounding floor space is entirely clear to remove any hazards that may increase the risk of slips, trips or falls.

  • there are no distractions throughout the duration of the session.

  • there is sufficient heating, lighting, ventilation and hydration.

Space Fitness and Wellbeing

Moor Cottage Studio | Moor Road | Burley Woodhead | Ilkley | LS29 7BE

Tel: 07971 988 401 | info@spacefitnessandwellbeing.co.uk


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