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 (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 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


    I’m moving next month to Calgary and I will miss you and the group of great ladies (Osteofit group).  They all made me feel so welcome. Mel, can you clone yourself and move with me?  I enjoyed all your classes and did feel so much better.  Your spirit and attitude was so positive that it rubbed off on the rest of us. I’m feeling sad but I’m willing to tackle a […]

    - Beth M.,

    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.,