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.
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.
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!