2. Tai Chi

Cardiovascular disease often accompanies arthritis progression. In a 2015 study in Arthritis Research & Therapy, participants who implemented tai chi exercise routines over three months experienced improvement in arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction. This low-intensity martial art incorporates meditation, slow movement, deep breathing, and relaxation. It helps build muscular strength, improves mental and physical balance, and reduces the risk of falling. The CDC and health departments all over the world recommend tai chi as a treatment for arthritis symptoms.

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