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

  • Low-impact, moderate cardiovascular exercise for 20-30 minutes, 3-5 times a week (Osteofit classes, 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 or Chair Yoga (click here to know 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