3 Types of Exercise to Reduce Joint Pain
While experiencing joint pain, you probably feel as if exercise is the last thing you want to do. However, studies have shown exercise to actually reduce joint pain in both the long and short run, depending on the kind of exercise you do. Exercise actually releases pain-relieving endorphins, while also helping to manage excess weight, which puts undue strain on joints.
Try these types of exercise regularly for at least 8 weeks and you could see major differences in your joint pain.
Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises
Walking. That sounds pretty simple, right? Yes, even a low-impact activity like walking can help to relieve pain by releasing endorphins and getting your blood pumping.
Stretching (Tai Chi, Yoga)
Regular stretching helps to improve your range of motion, which in turn reduces pain in the joints.
Resistance bands, free-weights and other resistance training exercises help to build up joint support muscles, helping to put less stress on the joints themselves.