ISSA Unit 26 - Exercise and arthritis

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1: What is “arthritis,” and explain its impact in the US?

Inflammation of the joints causes pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion. The Arthritis Foundation states that arthritis has a cost that goes beyond pain: medical care, lost wages, insurance, lost income taxes, homecare services, etc. Conservative estimates of the annual cost of arthritis place the total at approximately $15 billion annually and rising.

2: What are the six basic guidelines recommended by the Arthritis Foundation to effectively assist arthritic clients?

Consult with a physician to plan the ideal program.
Begin the exercise program at a moderate intensity level, gradually increasing.
Get sufficient rest between exercises.
Rest adequately.
Exercise at least twice a day.
Develop a structured plan for exercising daily.
All other factors are equal; exercise when the individual has the least pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

3: Explain the 3 fundamental varieties of activity that should be incorporated in arthritis patients’ workout program

full ROM exercises, strength conditioning exercises, and aerobic training (cardio).

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2 thoughts on “ISSA Unit 26 – Exercise and arthritis”

  1. Tyler you are the man 🙌🏼, here’s a huge thanks for what you do👏🏼. I just had a quick question, can ISSA certification land a job in Thailand at the moment during covid?

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    • Thanks so much for the kind words. In terms of using a certification in a specific country, I definitely recommend asking local employers what certifications they accept. Good luck with your personal training career.

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