Doctors and therapists know that moderate physical activity can improve your health without hurting your joints. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is an exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis that uses gentle activities to
help increase joint flexibility and range of motion help maintain muscle strength.
Different classes are available to fit your fitness level � with exercises done while sitting, standing or on the floor.
Class instructors undergo special Arthritis Foundation instructor-training workshop conduct classes. The exercises you learn in the program, however, should not replace therapeutic exercises prescribed for you by a therapist.
Participants previously enrolled in the program have experienced such benefits as increased functional ability, increased self-care behaviors, decreased pain and decreased depression.
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