HOT H20: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SUPERSTAR
BENEFIT: “Strengthens glutes, which improves knee tracking.” TIPS: Stand with a resistance band around your thighs. Cross your arms, bend slightly at the knees and make small steps outwards to the side with your right foot to feel a stretch. Step your foot back to the start position.
That’s 1 rep. Repeat with the other foot. If you’ve got arthritis, it might be time to dust off your swimming cap. Warm water exercise, or hydrotherapy, is one of the most comfortable and effective ways for sufferers to build strength, improve fitness, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles. The water gives joints a break from lugging around your full body weight and the warmth helps them to move more easily. Try laps, a one-on-one session with your physio or a water aerobics class at the gym.