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While you may worry that exercising with osteoarthritis could harm your joints and cause more pain, research shows that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis. Exercise is considered the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in osteoarthritis.
To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week or a combination of the two for adults.
But what exactly do moderate and vigorous exercise mean and how do you know if youre working out at the right intensity?
There are a couple different ways to measure the level of intensity at which you are exercising and that level is based on your individual fitness level and overall health.