Good Moves August 2003 Issue

Good Moves, Bad Moves

Exercises that strengthen your bones may be bad for your joints—and vice-versa.

When it comes to building strong bones, or easing sore joints, not all exercises are created equal. Put another way, what may be a killer exercise, figuratively speaking, for sufferers of osteoporosis may also be a killer move, in a very real sense, for people with osteoarthritis.

If you suffer from arthritis, exercises that increase your range of motion, flexibility and strength are best. On the other hand, there are also certain positions and movements of…

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