Do chronic conditions keep you from exercising?
If you have a chronic condition, you may be using that fact as a crutch to avoid exercising. But regular physical activity can actually improve your quality of life if you have arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, or even Parkinson’s disease. It may even keep you from getting other related conditions. For example, if you are unable to do aerobic exercise, you may still be able to do some strength training, which has been shown to stave off diabetes. Talk to your doctor about your limitations, then get advice from a physical therapist to come up with a routine that can get you moving, no matter what your ailment.