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6 Simple Steps To Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aug 24, 2017
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Get Exercise

Getting enough exercise is important. Exercise helps in strengthening the muscles and bones, delaying joint replacement and decreasing fatigue. Low-impact workouts like swimming, climbing stairs and walking can help increase bone and muscle strength. Practicing isometric exercises (which tense and relax muscles without actually making you move around) will keep you active, while keeping the pressure on your joints low. We’ve listed some low-impact exercises you can try:

  • Isometric chest press
  • Isometric shoulder extension
  • Tai Chi
  • Flexibility exercises like finger stretches, wrist flexes, elbow stretches, seated hip rotations, feet flexes
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Mahesh Jayaraman
Mahesh is a traditional acupressure therapist and health counselor. He is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.