Exercise for Arthritis, Yes, But Which Kind?

August 2003
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Aug2003, Vol. 21 Issue 6, pN.PAG
Presents a study that examined certain kinds of exercises that can help reduce the pain of people with arthritis. Views from physician Ronenn Roubenoff on strength training; Discussion on aerobic activities that can improve the function of the heart and lungs; Description of rheumatoid cachexia.


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