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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - FOCUS ON ARTHRITIS -

Work on your strength

“Strength­en­ing ex­er­cises are im­por­tant for ev­ery­one, but es­pe­cially for peo­ple with arthri­tis, be­cause they help strengthen the mus­cles which move, pro­tect and sup­port your joints,” says Grainne O’Leary of Arthri­tis Ire­land. “Many peo­ple be­come less ac­tive when they de­velop arthri­tis be­cause of the pain and fear of caus­ing dam­age. This can lead to mus­cle wastage and

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