For years, people with arthritis and related conditions were taught not to exercise. However, studies now show that exercise can help people with arthritis by reducing joint pain and stiffness, and increasing flexibility, muscle strength, cardiac fitness and endurance. The National Arthritis Foundation recommends gentle activities such as water aerobics, dance or tai chi, which can help increase flexibility and endurance without putting too much pressure
on the joints. People with arthritis should discuss exercise options with their health care provider.
Source: The National Arthritis Foundation