Water Exercise for Arthritis Relief – Fun and Effectivecsears
Everybody knows exercise is a significant part of staying healthy. As anyone with arthritis can tell you, when your joints say no to play, exercise goes from pleasurable and stimulating activity into a trial of how much pain you can tolerate. The tendency when suffering from arthritis is to keep your joints as motionless as possible. The problem is that this leads to weakening of the muscles and tendons and a stiffening of joints, which makes the pain worse over time. One solution comes in the form of The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program, a warm water exercise program designed by the Arthritis Foundation. The warmth offered by hot water allows muscles to relax and intensifies circulation of blood to the joints. Besides reducing the pain in your joints, exercising in water permits body weight to be supported. These days, what with spas, health clubs and backyard hot tubs, just about anyone has access to a pool of hot water to relax in. Not only does this bring some immediate relief of arthritis symptoms, but it also provides us with a great environment in which we can exercise.