Dr. Rebecca Manno explains how exercise boosts energy levels and improves sleep. The best thing to do is to get started on an exercise routine so that fatigue decreases with time.
Gardening can be a great way to get your blood flowing and enjoy the outdoors, but it can be a challenge for those with arthritis. In this video, the Johns Hopkins Arthritis center teams up with Occupational Therapist Maria Rothenheber and Garden expert Carrie Engle to discuss simple adaptations that can benefit those living with Arthritis.
Through research conducted at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center and elsewhere, yoga has shown promise for improving arthritis symptoms, physical fitness, mental health and quality of life. However, in order to be safe and effective, yoga must also be appropriate for people living with arthritis. While there are many ways that yoga poses can be adapted, a chair is a readily available tool that makes yoga more accessible. Dr. Steffany Moonaz will guide you through these videos, which can be used one at a time or in sequence, depending on how much time you have and what you want to practice. It includes information on posture, breathing, movement, yoga poses that are done seated and standing, and a relaxation.
In this yoga sequence, Dr. Moonaz takes you through the movement of all major joints of the body. This can be a great activity for mornings to reduce stiffness or as a warm-up to any kind of exercise or a longer yoga practice. You can also use any of these movements throughout the day if you are starting to feel stiff or just need a little bit of movement in your day.