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5 Arthritis Myths Busted

Exercise can be an effective way of dealing with arthritis symptoms.

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Arthritis Myth 1: You Can't Exercise
Arthritis Myth 1: You Can't Exercise
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If you have arthritis, the right fitness programme could help you get relief from your symptoms by improving strength, balance, flexibility and range of motion. “If you have arthritis, it’s important to stay as active as you can,” says physiotherapist Karen Gordon.

TIP Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days a week. Dust off your bike, buy a new bathing suit, start strength training – get moving in the ways that bring you the most happiness.



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