Don't let arthritis beat you. Take control. How? With "Exercise can Beat Arthritis" and the companion program Getting Stronger
. This system has been used successfully by tens of thousands of people with arthritis. It is also ideal for older adults or anyone who wants a gentle and fun exercise program on video. Exercise is one part of your treatment program over which you can assert control. It's a chance to confront arthritis directly and possibly reclaim some favorite activities the disease has stolen from you. The trick is, getting started and sticking with your program. If ever there were a perfect excuse not to exercise, arthritis pain would seem to be it. In fact, research shows quite the opposite: A properly designed exercise program can not only decrease your pain, but also increase your flexibility, overall fitness and it can do wonders for your spirits.
This carefully designed exercise system does just that. It was designed by Valerie Sayce, a leading Physical Therapist at the arthritis foundation of Victoria. She is the Physical Activities Educator, and develops and supervises the Foundation's demonstration team "Joint Action" and other education programs. Living with arthritis isn't about limiting yourself. It's about finding ways to maintain your high quality of life says the Arthritis Foundation. There are some things you can do to prevent arthritis. They are the same things you would do to prevent many other conditions: Keep your weight at a normal level to avoid stressing knee and hip joints. Enjoy regular exercise and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Exercise offers an even more direct benefit. Did you know that you are 'feeding' your joints when you're active? Cartilage (the tough gristle that protects the ends of bones) depends on joint movement to absorb nutrients and remove waste. Activity actually helps keep joints healthy.
There are more than 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common kind. It occurs when cartilage protecting the ends of the bones in the joints breaks down over time. Bones may rub against each other at the joints, producing pain, inflammation, and stiffness. You can take control of OA with exercise programs specific to arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder. Because joint damage occurs early in the course of RA, the American College of Rheumatology recommends starting therapy within 3 months of diagnosis to help prevent bone and joint damage as well as to relieve arthritis symptoms. Several medications have been shown to decrease the damage that can be caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Talk with your Physician before starting a new exercise program. Then order this DVD video and the companion program Exercise Can Beat Arthritis: Getting Stronger
and see how they can be a great benefit to your arthritis treatment for better health!