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Exercise Types Essential in Rheumatic Disease

Patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis should be participating in four different types of exercise: cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and balance. But a new study shows that patients are overly focused on cardiovascular exercise and not enough on exercise types designed to strengthen and protect joints and bones. In this interview, Dr. Lauren Freid, a rheumatologist with the University of California Los Angeles and the lead investigator of a study on physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis, addresses exercise essentials for inflammatory rheumatic disease.



"Physical Activity Patterns in People With Inflammatory Arthritis Indicate They Have not Received Recommendation‐Based Guidance From Health Care Providers." Lauren M. Freid MDAlexis Ogdie MD, MSCEJoshua F. Baker MD, MSCE. First published: 28 September 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr2.11183

"2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis." (https://ard.bmj.com/content/77/9/1251.long)