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Best Exercises to Keep Your Joints Moving

Best Exercises to Keep Your Joints Moving


There are many reasons to get on your bike or into the swimming pool. Exercise is good for the mood, your overall health and can be a way of relieving the stresses of everyday life. It can also help keep parts of the body toned and may make you less likely to suffer injury or pain. The experts at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic can work with you as you prepare for the best exercise to keep your joints moving.

  • Swimming is a great way to get the joints moving. It can also be a way of getting back into exercise as you can use gentle movement to get your joints used to working a little more again. It is non weight-bearing exercise, this means it doesn’t put strain on your peoints. If you are not a confident swimmer or haven’t swam in a while it may be beneficial to get a swimming instructor to assess your stroke. This would help ensure you are swimming in the most efficient way.
  • Cycling is a great way to get out in the fresh air while getting the benefit of exercise. Make sure you have the right footwear, comfy clothing and that the handlebars of your bike are at the correct level. Cycling can be a way of exercising your joints and at a pace that suits your level of fitness. Make sure not to fall victim to common cycling injuries.
  • Walking has always been and still is one of the best ways to get your joints moving. It’s free and is easier on the joints than some exercise. Walking tones muscle and thus helps to support joints. It also increases circulation and as weight bearing exercise it is reported to be beneficial for increasing bone density. It also is good for the heart, blood pressure and is something that you need no special equipment for, bar a decent pair of walking shoes. Proper footwear is essential to avoid foot discomfort or injury. You can talk to the specialists at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic who can advise you on orthotic insoles and suitable runners if necessary.
  • A lot of people find that weight training suits their particular needs in relation to strengthening Muscles. It is important to get proper guidance on how to use weights and how to avoid injury. Weight training can be a great way to build up strength and can also be done at varying levels depending on your needs.

There is a range of ways to get your joints moving. By improving joint mobility and overall flexibility, you are enhancing your fitness and reducing the risk of later harm. Of course keeping to a healthy weight and engaging in any form of regular exercise will also ease the pressure on your joints. At Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic we will work with you to help you prepare for any new exercise regime, or you can contact us for advice on how best to start.

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