Guide To Reducing Joint Pain

Alternate Types Of Exercise

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When individuals work out, they should always alternate the types of exercise they do. If individuals perform repetitive sets of motions day after day, their joints are more likely to become strained. Instead, individuals should target different muscle groups and joints on different days. Exercise is also good for arthritis patients, but they should be mindful of the way they exercise. It may also be helpful for patients to talk to their doctor to make sure their exercise routine is being helpful instead of harmful. High-impact exercises, for instance, can cause further joint damage and pain. High-impact exercises are exercises during which both feet leave the ground at once, like running and jumping jacks. Low-impact cardio exercises like cycling, walking, and using the elliptical machine are more highly recommended. In all cases, however, individuals should make sure to stretch before they engage in heavy exercise, and if they're increasing their exercise intensity, they should always do so gradually to avoid injury.

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