Exercise as medicine for arthritis treatment

exerciseWhile the role of exercise in driving down blood glucose and in
improving cardiac function is well know, less is evident about it’s beneficial effects in arthritis.

Exercise is an extremely important component of the treatment of arthritis.  Low impact cardio improves blood flow to the joints.  Resistance training strengthens ligaments and tendons.  And stretching maintains flexibility. Joint health is important for maintaining quality of life. After all what good is it if your blood sugar is fine and your ticker is working if you can’t be active?

With the bulging Baby Boomer demographic, the role of exercise in maintaining health, reducing medication requirement, and ameliorating co-morbid conditions is critical.

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