Swimming, water aerobics and other exercises in warm water are particularly beneficial to people living with arthritis. Here’s what you should know.
First find out from your doctor if it’s safe for you to exercise in warm water. If she gives the thumbs-up, you can do fairly vigorous exercises in a spa bath, but remember that the temperature should be lower than when you’re doing very gentle movements. When you first enter the spa bath, spend a few minutes allowing your muscles to become accustomed to the warmth. Then start your exercise routine. If you feel uncomfortable or nauseous at any stage, get out of the water immediately.
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