Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis

seniors stretching in a group fitness yoga class

Living with arthritis can be painful. Many seniors with the condition will even avoid exercising in the hope of preventing their pain from getting worse. However, this is one of the worst things to do! In fact, exercising is actually a vital component of relieving arthritic pain. It helps strengthen your muscles, can improve your flexibility and can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Beneficial Activities to Try Out

If you have arthritis, opt for workouts that build muscle without putting too much pressure on your joints. In fact, many of our communities host regular recreation programs as part of their regular amenities and services. These are a few great exercise options you can try out:

Before You Begin

Before beginning a new exercise routine, it’s important to consult your medical practitioner to ensure it’s right for you. Here are some other precautions to keep in mind:

Senior living in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec

At Retirement Concepts, we offer a wide range of exercise opportunities to the seniors living in our homes, from fully-equipped fitness rooms to workout programs for people with and without mobility issues.  We encourage you to contact a community relations manager at a location near you to find out more about our offerings.