Exercising with arthritis
Why is exercise important for people with arthritis?
It can be hard to keep moving when you have arthritis but staying as active as possible can reduce your pain and the symptoms of your condition, and help you to stay independent.
Getting started with exercise
You don’t always need special equipment to exercise, and a lot of things can be done around your home. Find out our top tips for getting started with exercise.
Exercises for healthy joints
Try these exercises for neck, shoulders, knees, back, hips, feet, ankles, toes, wrists, fingers and hands to manage your condition and maintain healthy joints.
Full body stretching
Get your whole body moving with these twenty minute follow-along stretch routines, designed especially for people living with arthritis and joint pain.
How much exercise should I do?
Find out more about the physical activity guidelines for adults in the UK and how much exercise you should aim for.
What type of exercise should I do?
It’s important to do a mixture of exercises when you have arthritis, including strengthening, stretching, fitness and balance activities.
Setting your activity goals
It might be helpful to set goals when you start moving more. Read more to find out how you can set yourself goals and measure your progress.
Let's Move Newsletter
Sign up to Let’s Move, our new programme for people with arthritis who want more movement in their lives.
Let's Move for Surgery
Let's Move for Surgery is packed with tailor-made, follow-along exercise routines for hip, shoulder and knee replacement, as well as full body workouts to help you maintain overall fitness.
Let's Move with Leon
Let’s Move with Leon is our 30 minute customised programme for people with arthritis who want to get active.
Let's Move FAQ
Let’s Move is our new programme for people with arthritis who want more movement in their lives.
Let’s Move Essex Programme
Active Londoners Programme
Active Londoners was a programme designed to support people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions get active through tailor-made activity sessions.
We are Undefeatable
We Are Undefeatable - Getting active with arthritis
Research and new developments
Find out more about the latest developments in physical activity research, including exercise programmes and e-rehabilitation, funded by Versus Arthritis.
Order our information booklet
Order or download information from our range of free booklets. These will help you to understand arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and treatments.
Keep moving - information booklet
This booklet provides information on what type of exercise is helpful, important and how to do it safely.
Keep moving - exercise poster
The exercises within this poster will help you to stretch and strengthen your joints.
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