• Consumer Health: Arthritis and exercise

a close-up of a smiling older woman doing stretching exercises in a gym

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.

Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. But with stiff and painful joints, exercise might not seem doable.

Here are some tips to protect your joints, and ease your pain and stiffness, with an arthritis exercise program.

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