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Do you worry about Arthritis?

I do.

I have family members who have suffered from Arthritis in varying degrees and bone health is something that I am definitely concerned with as I get older. Like my post yesterday focusing on family activity, today I am talking about exercise for the sake of bone health and pain reduction for a disease that affects 1 in 5 adults.

I am so used to putting exercise in a weight loss box and I really need to stop thinking that way. There are so many benefits of even moderate activity! In the past week, I have felt really stiff and I know it’s the direct result of a busy week seriously lacking in exercise.

When I do get a chance to get moving, I love to take walks with the family, work out on the elliptical at the gym or take a cardio class (hip hop dance is my favorite!) I always feel better and sleep better afterward. Always.

October 12th is National Arthritis Day and I encourage you to take a look at their awesome website to see how you can make small changes to fight this painful disease.

What are your go to exercises that keep you feeling good?

andrea

ABOUT ANDREA

I'm a travel-loving boymom living in Raleigh, NC. I love making life a little bit easier and a lot more fun by sharing easy recipes, travel tips, and holiday treats. Read more...

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