The value of exercise in managing arthritis

Julie Swann
  • Nursing and Residential Care, March 2017, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/nrec.2017.19.4.191

Encouraging exercise for older people

What is it about?

Over recent years, there has been a focus on encouraging exercise for older people, particularly those who suffer from arthritic conditions. Exercise is known to have many benefits for people of all ages, and even minimal exercise can help to maintain a joint's range of movement and suppleness. Physical activity can reduce pain for people with arthritis, helping maintain mobility and independence.

Why is it important?

This article explains how to encourage exercise and when to restrict exercise.


Mrs Julie I Swann

However, it is well worth noting that, for some people, care should be taken on the type and length of an exercise programme.

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