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RA-need assist w/gentle types of excerise

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Old 04-09-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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RA-need assist w/gentle types of excerise

I have RA and have trouble doing your basic excerise. Is anyone doing any type of gentle excerise like yoga or tia chi? I'm wondering if I could do something of this nature. I can't lie on a hard floor and really get in pain about two days after doing crunches. I have arthritis in the spine and doing crunches sets me back for about two weeks. Any suggestions would be helpful. I do walk, which helps but need something to strenghten muscle and joints and lose weight. Thanks.

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Old 04-09-2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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Re: RA-need assist w/gentle types of excerise

What exactly are your goals? General fitness? Without knowing the exact nature of your condition, I'd have to say try out low intensity programs (like yoga or water/pool workouts, or resistance bands) and stay with whatever does not cause pain. Without being present and able to gauge progress, it's tough to make a good recommendation though.
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: RA-need assist w/gentle types of excerise

thanks for responding...I joined a tia chi class.

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