ENACT has compiled the following resources from reputable sources and organizations.  We hope you find them useful!

Exercises
Go 4 Life- National Institute on Aging’s recommended exercises for people age 50 and over (OR top level page- pick one)
8 Minute Stretching Program- Arthritis Foundation recommended stretching exercises.  Video and text versions
Types of Exercise- Top three exercises for people with Arthritis from the Arthritis Foundation
Beginner’s Fitness Guide - the basics for people starting an exercise program.  From the Arthritis Foundation
12 Week Walking Plan
- Arthritis Foundation program, with recommended intervals and printable walking log
CDC Guidelines- Activity recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control for people with arthritis
Free Fitness Brochures- Arthritis Foundation booklets about managing common activities, such as gardening, water exercise, and walking
Exercise Demonstrations- Step-by-step video and photo instructions for common exercises from the Arthritis Foundation
Twenty Exercises for Arthritis Management (TEAM)- 20 exercises approved by American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for people with arthritis

Getting Started
Shoe Fit and Foot Care Guide- Advice from the Arthritis Foundation about outfitting your feet for exercise
Choosing the Best Pedometer- A quick guide from Arthritis Today
Printable Walking Log- Arthritis Foundation walking log.  Accompanies 12 Week Walking Plan
Printable Exercise Log- Centers for Disease Control strength-training log, with 12 weeks of recommended exercises
Online Walking Tracker- Track your progress with the Arthritis Foundation’s interactive walking program

Special Considerations
Arthritis Foundation Disease Center- Look here for information about specific inflammatory diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile arthritis, gout, and others (OR NIAMS Info page here) (español)
Pain Management-Arthritis Foundation Pain Center page describes sources of pain and management strategies
Pain Management with Osteoarthritis- Fight Arthritis Pain, the Arthritis Foundation pain management program for people with osteoarthritis
Arthritis and Women-Arthritis affects women at a higher rate.  Find out more from the Arthritis Foundation website
Surgical Options- Overview of surgical options for people with arthritis from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (español)

Getting Help
Physical Therapy and Knee Pain- Find out how your physical therapist can help with your knee pain
Physical Therapy and Knee Replacement- Find out how physical therapy can help you prepare for and recover from a knee replacement
Occupational Therapy and Arthritis- Occupational therapists offer practical tips about daily living with arthritis