Exercises For Arthritis
Publication Date: April 20, 2004
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According to the Centers for Disease Control an estimated 70 million people are affected by one of the more than 100 types of arthritis.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America and as the population ages, more and more people are being struck by some form of this crippling disease. No matter what form of arthritis you have, doctors and medical experts agree, exercise can help you lead a happier, more productive and pain-free life.
The medical and fitness experts from The Healthy Living Institute have compiled 100 simple exercises designed to help arthritis sufferers build muscle, strengthen ligaments and maintain flexibility while fighting fatigue and pain.
Exercises for Arthritis includes:
•Targeted exercises for the neck and back, hands and arms, hips, knees, and feet.
•The importance of aerobic exercise and special relaxation and sleep techniques.
•Water exercises, tips for maintaining motivation, workout plans for all levels of fitness and much more.
If you or someone you know suffers from arthritis, you need this book. Exercises for Arthritis will help you alleviate pain, maintain your independence, and improve your quality of life.
Erin O’Driscoll, RN, MA, is a registered nurse, exercise physiologist, and certified health and fitness instructor.
John D. Hubbell, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopedist who practices in Southhampton, New York.
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