We all realize the importance of exercise, regular physical activity, and avoiding the sedentary trap. It's especially important for people with osteoarthritis to avoid becoming sedentary. Why? The less a joint is used, the weaker and stiffer it becomes, causing more pain and loss of joint function. Even without full range of motion in a joint, there are ways to move, stretch, and strengthen your joints.
A physical therapist can show you appropriate exercise, but it is up to you to adopt it as part of your daily routine. Do you work at avoiding the sedentary trap? What activities help you avoid becoming sedentary?
How to Avoid Becoming Sedentary
- SIMPLE, PLAY WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. IT IS ENJOYABLE.
- —Guest Kamini Aggarwal