Exercises for Arthritis: 100 Exercises for Healthy Living

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According to the Centers for Disease Control an estimated 70 million people are affected by one of the more than 100 types of arthritis.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America and as the population ages, more and more people are being struck by some form of this crippling disease. No matter what form of arthritis you have, doctors and medical experts agree, exercise can help you lead a happier, more productive and pain-free ...

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Overview

According to the Centers for Disease Control an estimated 70 million people are affected by one of the more than 100 types of arthritis.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America and as the population ages, more and more people are being struck by some form of this crippling disease. No matter what form of arthritis you have, doctors and medical experts agree, exercise can help you lead a happier, more productive and pain-free life.

The medical and fitness experts from The Healthy Living Institute have compiled 100 simple exercises designed to help arthritis sufferers build muscle, strengthen ligaments and maintain flexibility while fighting fatigue and pain.

Exercises for Arthritis includes:
•Targeted exercises for the neck and back, hands and arms, hips, knees, and feet.
•The importance of aerobic exercise and special relaxation and sleep techniques.
•Water exercises, tips for maintaining motivation, workout plans for all levels of fitness and much more.

If you or someone you know suffers from arthritis, you need this book. Exercises for Arthritis will help you alleviate pain, maintain your independence, and improve your quality of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578261666
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,325,197
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Erin O’Driscoll, RN, MA, is a registered nurse, exercise physiologist, and certified health and fitness instructor.

John D. Hubbell, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopedist who practices in Southhampton, New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Author's Note x
Part I Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Arthritis Basics 3
Chapter 2 Osteoarthritis 5
Who Has Osteoarthritis?
How Do You Know if You Have Osteoarthritis?
How do Doctors Diagnose Osteoarthritis?
How is Osteoarthritis Treated?
Current Research
Hope for the Future
Chapter 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis 31
How Rheumatoid Arthritis Develops and Progresses
Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Searching for the Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diagnosing and Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Current Research
Chapter 4 Fybromyalgia 53
How Many People Have Fybromyalgia?
What Causes Fybromyalgia?
How is Fybromyalgia Diagnosed?
How is Fybromyalgia Treated?
Part II The Exercises for Arthritis 59
Chapter 5 Learning to Breathe 61
Chapter 6 Starting an Exercise Program 67
Posture and Alignment
Warming Up
About the Exercises
Chapter 7 Range of Motion Exercises 73
Chapter 8 Isometric Exercises for Strength Training 119
Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Training for Arthritis 141
Starting a Walking Program
Water exercises
Bike riding
Part III The Workouts 183
Walking Program
Strength Training Program
Water Exercise Program
Cycling Program
References 191
Glossary 192
Resources 194
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

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    I was a very youthful 21 year old who was told that I needed two hip replacements. The exercises that I engaged in as a result of this fine book have enabled me to return to my prior life as an active twentysomething. For the hundreds of thousands in their early twenties who consider hip replacement each year, please consider this book first. It turns out that the primary cause of my pain was two embedded thumb tacks that I received at the thumb tack factory where I work. Still, the book has changed my life.

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