Trick or treat yourself to apple picking, pumpkin carving, and other Autumnal fun!
Fall is now upon us and with that comes apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf raking, and pie making!
All of these activities, though enjoyable, can become difficult and painful for those of us suffering from arthritis.
So let’s take a look at some new ways arthritis sufferers are managing their pain and put it behind them, so they can start concentrating on getting the most out of life!
Biking can be a great way to get outdoors and see the spectacular scenery the Fall foliage displays. By making sure you are equipped with the essential bike accessories you can protect your joints and get moving! Click here to see what Arthritis Today suggests for ensuring your safety before you hit the bike trails.
Specialty dance classes are a fun way to not only get into shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it can also help keep your mind on the fun and positive things in life, rather than being consumed by the thought of your daily joint pain. Zumba is a popular class right now that can be modified for people with arthritis. Studies have shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis who take part in dance-based exercise have found an improvement in mobility and joint pain. For more information and to learn about other specialty dance classes, click here.
Wii Fitness is an exciting way to stay active in the comfort of your own home. Unlike traditional video games and even the newer Wii Sports that utilize hand held controllers, Wii Fitness has a hands-free balance board that can do strength training and even yoga and is ideal for people with arthritis. Click here for more information.