This article was originally posted on our website on June 19, 2018.
Living with pain every day can make it tough to stay fit but finding gentle exercise solutions can help to improve both chronic pain symptoms and overall health. One form of exercise that can help is the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi. Check out this helpful article from Time:
Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief
Another way to use exercise to help combat chronic pain is through yoga. While some forms of yoga are not suitable for people in pain, this article has yoga poses specifically designed to help with back pain:
7 Best Yoga Poses to Soothe Your Lower Back Pain
While Yoga and Tai Chi are both excellent forms of exercise, there are many other low impact options such as walking and swimming. The link below has many fitness ideas for those in pain:
10 Exercises for People in Pain
***Note: Please be sure to consult your doctor when starting any new exercise routine
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