Exercise for Arthritis


Exercise plays an important role in fighting Arthritis . Studies and researches have shown that specially structured exercises help in reducing the stiffness and pain caused by Arthritis disease.

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints of our body causing pain, inflammation and stiffness. This is caused due to deterioration of cartilage that acts as a lubricant between the two bones.

There are misconception among people that exercises makes the Arthritis disease even worse but actually exercises helps in making the joints flexible.

Exercises are advised for every person whether am arthritis patient or not. It keeps you fit and healthy and keeps you away from many type of diseases.

Overweight is one of the important causes behind the Arthritis disease. Regular exercises helps in reducing weight and thus inturn save people from Arthritis .

Though any types of exercise like walking, swimming, aerobics and biking are advised for Arthritis , Ayurveda recommends Yoga as the best treatment of arthritis disease. Swimming is another exercise that is much advised by doctors as it involves movement of whole body.

The exercises regime for an Arthritis patient should be well planned and must be carried out only on the advice of Ayurvedic doctor. Doctors formulate am exercise program that include Asanas and Yoga exercises that helps in curing arthritis.

Stretching exercises and motion exercises are carried out to increase the flexibility of the joints. Stretching exercises includes touching your toe, knee bends, etc. Strengthening exercises or asanas are carried out that strengthens the bones. Stamina building exercises and asanas involve some tough exercises.

Arthritis exercise should be accompanied with perfect diet. It should be nutritious being rich in vitamin, proteins and minerals and at the same time should be lightweight. Just the exercise helps partly and a perfect diet must be matched for complete treatment.

Diet should include lots of fruit and raw vegetable. Fruit juices and vegetables soups are also preferred. Fruits like apples, strawberries, peaches, mango, strawberries and vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, carrot, sweet potatoes, etc can be taken by Arthritis patient. Seeds and nuts like sunflower seeds, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almond, etc also helps.

Ayurveda recommends herbs like garlic, ginger, Indian gooseberry, turmeric etc be included in the diet by the Arthritis patient.

Ayurveda has Yoga exercises and Asanas for all types of Arthritis diseases. But an Arthritis patient must first visit a doctor and only carry out exercise that are recommended by them.



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