Physical Activity Factsheet

A fact sheet developed by UK charity Arthritis Action, providing physical activity advice for patients with arthritis. Will help clinicians discuss physical activity with patients.

Benefits of exercise for people with arthritis:

– Less pain
– Increased energy
– Improved function
– Better memory and concentration
– Weight control
– Lower blood pressure
– Better blood sugar control
– Social benefits
– Improved mood
– Improved flexibility and strength
– Improved stamina – Improved balance
– Improved sleep and fatigue
– Reduced risk of falls

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