This presentation is part of a series designed to examine how much exercise is beneficial and safe in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. It is well documented that aerobic exercise, strength training and its variants help prevent joint stiffness, soft tissue contracture, diminished muscle force and endurance without apparent increases in joint symptoms or disease activity. Recent studies of exercise in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are attempting to define the dose at which exercise is beneficial and to that end, what adverse outcomes are attributed to exercise. This presentation will synthesize the state-of-the evidence regarding short-term and long-term risk of exercise, particularly activities that involve joint loading (such as running) and provide recommendations for regular sustained exercise in these patients.
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