Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 6th, 1995
For many years, it was thought that people with arthritis should not exercise because it would damage their joints. Now, health professionals know that when the arthritis is under control, people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise, without hurting their joints.
"Along with medicines, rest and others parts of your treatment program, regular exercise can help keep your joints in working order so you can continue your daily activities," said John R. Perkins, MD, an Arthritis Foundation medial advisor. "Exercise also may help prevent further joint...
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