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Osteoarthritis Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Exercise.

The Causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis

When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis

Unlike other forms of forms of arthritis, your risk of developing osteoarthritis is largely related to lifestyle factors like diet, weight, exercise, and previous injury. In fact, dietary and lifestyle changes can have a huge affect on the prevention...  Read more

How Yoga Helps Relieve Pain

My mom used to love aerobics. Back in the '80s, she had an electric blue workout outfit that I liked to wear when I played dress up. She did Jane Fonda's toning tapes in front of the TV, walked (with her Walkman) in the mornings with a fr...  Read more

Core Exercises Post C-Section
Updated 4/21/2014 12:54:48 PM

I'm back again for one last newbie question. Do you guys have any great core exercises or exercises I should try for my core strength? I had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago and I can't do crunches anymore but I want to work on my core. I've been overc...  Read more

Why do I really need to exercise?
Updated 4/21/2014 2:37:14 PM

I will be honest and say I hate exercising. I have exercise induced asthma and I have since I was a kid. I really don't like the tightening of the chest and burning lungs. I also don't sweat so I overheat easily. I'm doing pretty good losin...  Read more

Toddlers make it difficult to exercise
Updated 4/21/2014 11:06:27 AM

That, and teens that are able to eat whatever and have these tempting treats all over the place. So parents...what do you do about exercise time without feeling guilty? We have a membership to the Y, but I feel awful dropping my girls there. T...  Read more

Exercising with a chest cold
Updated 4/19/2014 6:15:02 PM

I have had a nasty chest cold for almost a week now and have not been able to work out/go running like I usually do. I have a 10K in a week that I would still like to participate in but I feel like I need to do some kind of cardiovascular exercise to...  Read more

Younger skin through exercise
Updated 4/17/2014 8:27:26 PM

A really interesting article on the effects of exercise on our skin. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/younger-
skin-through-exercise...  Read more

Exercise while reading, watching TV, etc.

My best friend who is a track and cross country runner told me about doing the Lying Abduction (or Adduction) exercise while you read. But you can do it while watching TV as well. I love doing this because then I feel more time-efficient!...  Read more

Circuit Training Change-Up - Keeping it interesting

I do circuit training type exercises a the gym, where I push myself for an allotted time or amount of reps, then quickly move on to the next, I rest at the end of the circuit & go again. I find different exercises in magazines, online, through other...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Flip-Flops May Not Be So Bad After All

Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I...  Read more

Think Exercise is Bad for Your Knees? Think Again!

Over the years, I've gotten some interesting comments when family or friends find out I'm a runner. "Be careful- that stuff is terrible for your knees!" or "Why would you want to do that kind of damage to your joints?" are some of the most memorable...  Read more

Osteoarthritis & Exercise

Arthritic pain has been intense today, but I feel as though I desperately need to move. So I'll commence tomorrow morning. That's the plan....  Read more

Osteoarthritis & exercise

I have a touch of osteoarthritis at the base of my thumb in my right hand. After a major car accident (end of 1999), I had a lot of pain there & had to wear a brace for a few months. X-rays showed that of the 9 pebblelike bones just above the wrist,...  Read more