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ISSA Unit 26 – Exercise and arthritis

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 which 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 per year 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, with a gradual increase.
    Get sufficient rest between exercises.
    Rest adequately.
    Exercise at least twice a day.
    Develop a structured plan for exercising daily.
    All other factors being equal, exercise during a time when the individual has the least amount of pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

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    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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