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Top 10 Exercises for People with Arthritis


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Golf
Looking for an excuse to spend more time on the links? You're in luck: Playing golf can help with arthritis pain.
Looking for an excuse to spend more time on the links? You're in luck: Playing golf can help with arthritis pain.
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Golf is a favorite form of leisure and exercise for many adults. And this doesn't have to change if you have arthritis. Does the name Phil Mickelson sound familiar? It should. He's a famous pro golfer who has combined medication and physical therapy to continue playing golf after being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis [source: Arthritis Today]. According to the Arthritis Foundation, golf can "enhance the strength and mobility of your upper extremities, spine, hips and lower extremities." It can also improve your range of motion, balance and coordination. The Foundation suggests warming up before you begin playing the game, modifying your equipment so it's more light-weight and easier to tote, and changing your swing. This way, the wide open green is still wide open despite your arthritis.


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