Exercise regularly. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
Choose low-impact exercises. Low-impact exercises are easy on your joints. Examples include walking, swimming, and biking.
Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts.
Warm up before you exercise and cool down afterwards. A warm-up helps to prepare your body for exercise, and a cool-down helps your body to recover.
Exercise in a safe environment. Avoid exercising on slippery or uneven surfaces.
Try water aerobics. Water aerobics is a great way to get exercise without putting stress on your joints.
Strength training exercises. Strength training exercises can help to strengthen your muscles and improve your joint function.
Range-of-motion exercises. Range-of-motion exercises help to keep your joints flexible.
Stretching. Stretching can help to improve your flexibility and reduce your risk of injury.
Talk to your doctor or physical therapist before starting a new exercise program. They can help you to create a safe and effective exercise plan.