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    I'm new here and just wondering what other people who are over 40 with osteoarthritis/R.A. are doing to workout? And how do you keep the weight from packing on during those times of inactivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dramafree View Post
    Hi.

    I'm new here and just wondering what other people who are over 40 with osteoarthritis/R.A. are doing to workout? And how do you keep the weight from packing on during those times of inactivity.
    Hey Dramafree

    Hubby has osteoarthritis, amongst a host of other things, so the exercise bike is his best option.

    Most exercise should be fine, as long as your body can tolerate it and that may end up being different on a daily basis. If you can do light(er) weights without pain, for example, there's no reason not to lift; it's just a matter of watching the body 's reactions more closely than most others would need to.
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    Having Osteoarthritis sucks. Your diet can really effect inflammation and joint pain. Find out what triggers it. I found with my Osteoarthritis, glutens and wheat fire it up. So I started eating a Mediterranean diet, lots of veggies, fruit, non processed meats and fish. I then added a hybrid palaeolithic diet. This has worked for me. Discover what works best for you.
    I also found that with strength training, toss in some yoga. Yep, do it, trust me. That pain in you hip joint will slowly subside and you will become more flexible while increasing strength. Finally, change up your routines as you go, get used to using all your body parts. Full body routines are also highly recommended.
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    I have some Osteoarthritis in my hips and knee, and thumbs. Lifting has helped my hip and knee pain. It has done nothing for my thumbs however. Yoga core work, and pelvic exercises (plus lifting) have done wonders for getting rid of my low back pain.

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    DramaFree, try walking in a warm pool or using an exercise bicycle or elliptical trainer. The goal is to get your heart and lungs in shape and get the blood flowing to your muscles and joints.
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