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Even though medications help you control Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms, exercise is just as important if you want to keep up your flexibility
A physiotherapist can design a program that will help enhance your movement and flexibility. Always consult your physiotherapist as they are the experts to recommend the appropriate exercises.
Reduced pain and stiffness, good body flexibility and improved joint range of movement
Better body posture
Improved muscle strength and endurance
Improved lung capacity and cardiovascular fitness
Improved sleep quality
The right treatment, regular exercise, and adequate lifestyle modifications will help you get back your life!
Your exercise routine should include a warm-up and cool-down.
Deep breathing exercise
Recumbent stationary cycling or cycling
Circuit training for full body work-out: A combination of stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular exercise
Core stability exercises
Planning and structuring your exercise routine will help you improve different aspects of your fitness. Each exercise schedule should comprise of the following components:
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Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: https://nass.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Back-to-Action-low-resolution-version.pdf Accessed on 7 May 2019