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10 Best Exercises for Back Pain

As long as your doctor says it’s OK, doing these exercises for back pain may actually help relieve your symptoms — building core strength is the key.

Yoga instructor helping people in yoga class do bridge pose on mats.

Battle Back Pain With These Yoga Poses

It may seem counter-intuitive to “work out” when you have back pain, but doing these light yoga stretches can actually relieve back pain.

Older man surfing

The Best Workouts With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.

Chair yoga.

Yoga for RA? Yes, Way

If you thought yoga was out of the question with rheumatoid arthritis, read this interview with a yoga instructor who has RA.

Modified downward dog, putting weight on my elbows instead of wrists.

How to Enjoy Yoga With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A former professional athlete tries yoga with rheumatoid arthritis. Learn how he was able to enjoy his sessions by modifying the poses.

Gift packages and hand weights.

Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

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The Unspoken Rules at the Gym

Whether you’re running on a treadmill or attending a yoga class, there are a few etiquette things you should know.

Olivia Ward on a SoulCycle stationary bicycle.

The Motivation You Need To Hear To Get Fit

Sometimes you just need a little push — or inspiration — to kick-start your fitness journey, or to keep it going.

Woman doing yoga on the floor.

The Best Workout Videos for Chronic Illness

It's hard to get the exercise you need when you grapple with chronic pain. Try these videos for gentle workouts to help you stay in shape.

Athletic woman eating apple and in a gym

Should I Fuel Up or Fast Before My Work Out?

You may want to rethink your food habit before workouts if your goal is burning fat.