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Exercise Options to Fight Senior Arthritis
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

 

Exercise Options to Fight Senior Arthritis

Alleviating the Pain Through Easy Exercises

It’s 2020, and there is still no cure for arthritis. It is the nation’s leading cause of disability and affects more than 1 in 4 adults. It’s startling to note that arthritis impacts 300,000 children in the United States as well (Arthritis by the Numbers, Arthritis Foundation). It is a disease that impacts the lives of seniors and can be one of the reasons they are forced away from their homes because they just aren’t able to get around like they need to be independent.

McGregor PACE wants you to stay independent. Here are some things you can do to help with arthritis symptoms and pain management to increase the length of your time in your home! As always, we encourage you to check with your doctor before attempting any exercise regimen.

Walk

Walking has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation for many chronic injuries including arthritis. Walking just 20 minutes a day can help with pain and other symptoms associated with arthritis.

Water Aerobics

Water aerobic training can be very beneficial for those who are suffering from joint pain due to arthritis. The water makes you weightless, taking the pressure off of bones and joints and helping you to move and exercise without pain. 

Hit the Weights

We aren’t asking you to pump iron and overexert yourself, but modest weightlifting has some profound impact on arthritis. No equipment? No worries, soup cans make great dumbbells to do curls and other arm exercises!

McGregor PACE wants to help you stay active and reduce the impact that arthritis pain has on your life. We will pick you up and drop you off at exercise classes and our medical staff can work to produce a workout, diet, and if necessary, a medication plan to help mitigate arthritis pain. Contact McGregor PACE today and find some relief from arthritis!

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