Category Archives: exercises for ankylosing spondylitis

Exercise : You may need less than you think

Regular exercise is one of the cornerstones for maintaining good health. Regular physical activity helps to prevent heart and blood vessel disease, diabetes, dementia, and even some types of cancer. But while the health benefits of exercise are indisputable, there is still a question about exactly how much exercise is needed to promote optimal health. … Continue reading

Tai chi can improve life for people with chronic health conditions

Last summer, I practiced tai chi with my 83-year old mother at the senior center near her home. The hour-long class helped me realize why this flowing, meditative practice is an ideal exercise for older people with health issues. My mom is doing well, but she has osteoporosis and had a heart valve replacement a … Continue reading

Yoga’s benefits may extend to the heart

As a long-time yoga enthusiast, I’m always happy to hear about benefits newly attributed to this ancient practice. Doing yoga for a few hours each week helps me feel calmer and more balanced, both physically and mentally. Now, new research suggests that my habit also may be helping my heart. A recent review of yoga … Continue reading

Ankylosing Spondylitis : Some useful exercises

In conjunction with medication, regular exercise will help you manage your AS more easily. After an initial assessment, your physiotherapist will teach you exercises specific to your needs and how to incorporate them into your daily routine. You may find them a little difficult and painful at first but it is certainly worth persisting with … Continue reading