Arthritis Today|September/October 2019
Hiking is great for physical and mental health. Here’s how to get started when you have Arthritis.
Cooler weather makes it the perfect time to take your workout outside, so take a hike! Hiking strengthens muscles, increases cardio fitness and boosts mood. What’s more, research shows exercising in the great outdoors reduces stress. With the right precautions, hiking can be a great option for people with arthritis, says Ryan Balmes, a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association. Follow these steps to start on the right path.
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