Every three months we feature a different activity to inspire people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) to Move to Improve. In our archive you will find features on walking; cycling; swimming and water exercises; tai chi, qigong, yoga and Pilates; dancing, and home and garden (everyday physical activities). Read below to find out about these or, if you have tried any of them, please enter a review to share with others. In our Activity of the Month feature we have selected a range of fun and effective ways you can be physically active and exercise, but there are many other ways people with RMDs can Move to Improve!
Physical activity is defined as any movement you perform when you are not lying or sitting still. In our last Activity of the Month, Home and Garden, we described how you can add more movement into your daily life and how physical activity is important to keeping you mobile. Everyday physical activities include doing tasks in the house, playing more
Physical activity is any movement you perform when you are not lying or sitting still. In this feature we want to show how you can add more movement into your daily life and how every physical activity, however small, is important to your health and keeping you mobile. As the popular expression goes, ‘use it, or lose it’, meaning the more
Whatever your taste in music and movement, from slow and graceful to upbeat and energetic, there is a huge range of dances to choose from.
Some dances are performed with a partner or in a group and others individually.
You can dance sitting down and in some countries there are dance classes and competitions for more
Tai chi, qigong, yoga and Pilates are all gentle forms of exercise that can be particularly beneficial for people with RMDs. Whilst all the forms of exercise listed below can be done at home, it is vitally important that you learn the correct technique from a qualified teacher, who will check that you are performing the movements more
Even if you can’t swim, there are many ways for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) to exercise in water. We have tips and information on different swimming strokes and ideas for exercising in swimming pools and even your bathtub at home, as well as enjoying the freedom and natural beauty of swimming in the sea or more
For September/October, our Activity of the Month is cycling – a perfect way to be physically active inside or out of doors. Cycling is a great form of exercise for people with RMDs and it can also be a fun way to get around, whether you live in a city or the countryside.
If you’ve never ridden a bicycle more
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