S stands for “start low, go slow”, meaning you need to recognise how well your body tolerates new physical activity.
It’s vital to take your time adjusting to a new level of activity, before increasing the duration or adding more movements.
M stands for “modify activities when arthritis symptoms increase, try to stay active”.
Pain, stiffness and fatigue may come and go with arthritis, so manage activity levels according to your good or bad days, but do keep on moving.
Published at Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:49:00 +0000