Type of Physical Activities for People with Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • Low-impact, moderate cardiovascular exercise for 20-30 minutes, 3-5 times a week (swimming, aquatic exercise, cycling, walking, elliptical, etc).
  • Strength training mixing endurance (12-15 repetitions) and strength training (8-10 repetitions), 2-3 times a week.
  • Posture and balance activities should be performed everyday.
  • Flexibility and relaxation activities should be performed every day. Yoga (click on to see where I teach) is an excellent way to improve both. It not only beneficial for flexibility and relaxation but ,also for strength, balance  and to enhance the union between your body and mind.
Source: Exercise and Arthritis by DSW Fitness, Center for Continuing Education


  • Recipes

    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4


    Osteofit: Melanie takes her work very seriously and gives to her classes more than 100 per cent. She keeps up with the latest changes and makes sure we have individual attention with regard to our personal health issues. I love our class. We enjoy ourselves as well as work hard to maintain our different fitness levels. Thank you Melanie for your kind and caring ways with your clients.

    - Jodi W.,

    Melanie, thank you so much for all the extra effort you put in to teaching our residents.  It is so wonderful to see how much you care!

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