Managing Your Pain

16 Gentle Exercises for People with Arthritis

If you have RA, exercise can help your joints and muscles, and benefit your heart, bones, and mood.

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Elliptical training

Who it’s good for: People who have good balance and exercise endurance

Tips: Riding an elliptical machine is not for the exercise novice. It’s ideal for people in good cardiovascular condition who want a higher-intensity, no-impact challenge. Start at a constant ramp height and constant resistance and make adjustments as you get stronger. Or choose a pre-set cross-training program. Adding arm movements will amp up the cardiovascular benefit.

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