Are you suffering from arthritis? Conventional wisdom is that there is little that can be done to reverse the effects of the sometimes crippling condition. Thus, most doctors focus primarily on treating the symptoms through medications and painkillers. There is increasing evidence, however, that exercise (using elastic bands, beach balls, etc.) can be extremely beneficial in increasing motion in arthritis patients. This work strengthens muscles surrounding the joints that have developed arthritis.
Aside from added muscular strength, the benefits of exercising with workout bands as a resistance tool are numerous. Exercising regularly improves overall physical health, increases self-esteem and feelings of well-being while preventing injury and reducing the risk of arthritis developing in other joints. Contrary to popular belief, weights are not necessary to build strength, endurance and durability in people of all ages. All you need is a couple resistance bands, a door and the will to improve your overall health.