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Welcome to the March 2004 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please pass this along to your friends!

Table of Contents:

  1. Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center
  2. Maximizing Your Exercise
  3. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


  1. Osteoarthritis: Explained Simply
  2. Glucosamine and Osteoarthritis
  3. A Guide to Glucosamine Products
  4. Eight Tips to Control Arthritic Pain
  5. What You Need to Know Before Buying A Glucosamine Product
  6. Arthritis in Dogs and Cats
  7. Arthritis Message Board Community
  8. Liquid Glucosamine Formula Syn-flex®

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Maximizing Your Exercise


By J.R. Rogers

Interval Exercising: Part 1
We have talked about getting maximum benefits from exercise. Our discussion centered around how "interval" exercising can enhance the joint and other health benefits you derive.

Lactic Acid
By adding extra "bursts" to what you might normally call normal exercise routines prevents lactic acid from building up. Lactic acid is a waste product that is produced from muscular activity. What it causes when it reaches higher levels is pain and exhaustion as you exercise.

From Walking to Jogging
In our initial example, we talked about "speeding up" your walking exercise in increments. Slower at first and faster for interludes and then, slowing again. It is a classic example of how interval exercise can be implemented very easily and at the same time, provides you with greater benefits for the time you spend exercising.

You can take the same example and instead of varying your walking speed, you can alternate between walking and moderate jogging activity. Here, you are almost certainly going to get even greater benefits for the time committed than you would if just walking. Of course, this is not for everyone. Brisk walking may serve just as well as jogging and particularly so for someone who has severe arthritis or other health problems.

Shorten Your Exercise Time
This is really good news for those of you who do not have the time for extended exercise or who wish to devote less time to it. By using interval techniques, you can gain as much benefit in less time than if you were exercising on a straight normal routine.

For example, if you were a jogger who goes out for thirty minutes every day and comes home exhausted, you are better served to use fifteen minutes of interval exercise. In this case, you might alternate between five minutes of brisk walking with five minutes of jogging but limit yourself to just fifteen minutes of exercise.

What is the Difference?
When we engage in sustained activity (all at the same pace) and experience a feeling that we are tired (or, often exhausted) we gain the same benefits and lose the exhaustion. In fact, it would not be uncommon for the same calorie loss to occur with interval exercise as we would lose with sustained activity.

Cardiovascular Benefits
In addition to gaining ground with strengthening joint structure, you are also going to get greater cardiovascular benefits using the interval method. Your heart muscles are as challenged with interval exercise as they would be with regular exercise, however; you do not place as much strain on it.

Caution:
As with any exercise program, if you are out of shape or have any chronic medical condition, you should check with your doctor before using these techniques.

In the next edition, we will talk about two more important issues. Frequency of interval exercise and intensity.

See you next time.

Have Questions? Email me
I hope these tips have helped. Do not give up on the fight against your arthritis. I know pain can be extremely difficult, exhausting, and depressing. Please email me if you have any questions. I can be reached at jr@arthritis-glucosamine.net. I will do my best to answer all questions within two weekdays.

Arthritis Message Boards


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8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


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This concludes the March Issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on March 1st! Please forward to any friends you know who have arthritis and would be interested.

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Please note:
As readers of this Chronicle are aware, prudent exercise benefits those who suffer from arthritis. Most of the exercise recommendations made here are low impact in nature and designed to assist those who suffer from arthritis. Nonetheless, we always recommend that you consult with your physician before engaging in any type of exercise program.

 

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