Table 2

Recommendations for PA and exercise in people with inflammatory arthritis and OA

Overarching principles
  1. PA is part of a general concept to optimise health related quality of life.

  2. PA has health benefits for people with RA/SpA/HOA/KOA.

  3. General PA recommendations, including the four domains (cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and neuromotor performance) are applicable (feasible and safe) to people with RA/OA/SpA.

  4. The planning of PA requires a shared decision between healthcare providers and people with RA/SpA/HOA/KOA, which takes people’s preferences, capabilities and resources into account.