More than 10 million adults consult their GP each year with arthritis and related conditions. Exercise your way to health: Arthritis will show you how to include a simple fitness programme in your life, while considering the specific challenges raised by arthritis. This simple to follow guide helps you to manage your arthritis by giving you an understanding of your diagnosis and how it impacts on your body and health. Arthritis can be painful but with the right lifestyle choices and exercise you can reduce your pain. There is no reason why arthritis should stop you living a full and active life. You will start to see improvements within 6 weeks, when you can re-test your fitness level. This will be all the motivation you need to keep your new lifestyle on track to a happier and healthier you!
Paula Coates is a chartered physiotherapist, back pain specialist and author of Running Repairs. She writes for a number of fitness magazines and is a clinical lecturer for the MSc in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy at Kings College London. Paula is also a keen runner and has completed six marathons.