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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

5 Healthy Habits That Are Making You Sick

You eat right (most of the time), hit the gym regularly and keep a clean house, especially during cold and flu season. So, why are you still getting sick? It turns out that some of the best things we do to stay healthy can expose us to germs when don...  Read more

Snacks after late night exercise?
Updated 10/7/2015 1:28:13 AM

I go to the gym late... between 8:30 - 9pm late. Stay for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 1 1\2 hours. So should you still have a post workout snack this late and right before you go to bed???...  Read more

Beginner to exercise
Updated 10/6/2015 11:54:08 PM

How do I warm up before exercise? I want to start doing some core exercise and want to do it right. I have some exercises I want to start doing but it says about warming up. So is that stretches and if so is there somewhere that shows me those. Just...  Read more

started walking my dog again. love the exercise, w
Updated 10/6/2015 8:26:21 PM

started walking my dog again. love the exercise, when my music is on its so fun and he loves it too! definitely gonna take over dog duties....  Read more

So is the gps exercise counter capability gone now
Updated 10/6/2015 5:59:14 PM

So is the gps exercise counter capability gone now for spark people?...  Read more

Does anyone here have any tips for exercising with
Updated 10/6/2015 4:19:40 PM

Does anyone here have any tips for exercising with fibromyalgia? I only work 6 hours a day but by the time I'm finished work I'm so sore or exhausted that I don't want to do much of anything but sit and knit....  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

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  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