Exercise for Arthritis & Aging

Low-impact exercise is healthy for arthritis sufferers and to reduce the effects age has on the body and muscles. Keep an aging body healthy even after arthritis with tips and exercises from the physical therapist in these free videos.

Series Summary

Exercising regularly for total body wellness and fitness is a smart idea. Whether the reasons are cosmetic or medical, starting of an exercise routine can be helpful for cardiovascular health, weight management, decreased health issues in later life and higher energy levels. Many conditions can be treated with regular exercise, which stimulates the body's immune system and encourages muscle growth. Keeping the body active is the base of good exercise, with resistance training, cardio workouts, simple calisthenics and more advanced exercises pushing the body toward certain health goals. In this free video series on exercising in later life and with arthritis, physician Robin Terranella and physical therapist John Andraka offer viewers information about how the muscles respond to exercise and how to stay healthy by exercising even with arthritis. Dr. Terranella explains the benefits of exercise as the body ages, and Andraka demonstrates many exercises that arthritis sufferers can try to stay healthy. Andraka discusses weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing exercises, how to protect the joints, and more.

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