Arthritis Relief: Climbing StairsMay 17th, 2010 | By Body Pain Admin | Category: Arthritis Joint Pain
Arthritis is, fundamentally, painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Stiffness in key weight bearing joints (such as the hips, knees, back) can lead to poor posture.
Gentle exercise is one way of reducing the effects of arthritis. Climbing stairs is an easy, low impact, and easy to do activity which may help you get arthritis and joint pain relief.
Climbing stairs can help you reduce stress on your body joints. This is because it can help you lose weight. And if you lose weight, your joints, hips, knees, and ankles don’t have to work so hard to support you.
Climbing stairs can strengthen joints. Since going up the stairs requires use of both your knees and ankles, you can exercise both. Stair climbing can also enhance the flexibility of these joints.
Regular stair climbing can help improve the flexibility of your joints, too, and reduce stiffness.
Stair climbing is easy to do at home (if you have stairs) and doesn’t require any special equipment or traveling to the gym.
Climbing stairs has multiple benefits in the management and prevention of the problems of arthritis.