Many people with inflammatory arthritis find water-based activities good for them as the water supports the joints. Aqua-aerobic classes and swimming are great all-round forms of exercise. If you can't swim – it's never too late to start classes!
Yoga, Pilates, cycling and walking are also good for people with inflammatory arthritis. Make sure that you take things slow to begin with, allowing yourself to build up stamina – the key is everything in moderation.
Exercise has so many benefits and can help to improve your sleep, help to reduce pain, stiffness and anxiety, it can help speed up your recovery from flare-ups. Exercise is also one of the main ways that you can help keep at a healthy weight.
Your doctor will be able to offer you exercise advice to help you get moving.