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Daily Dozen
A great thing about pilates is that, because it has a low impact on your muscles, it can be done daily without leaving you with sore muscles like a lot of other exercises do.

This means that for us people with arthritis our pilates studio sessions can easily be supplement with a daily routine which can be done at home.

We have compiled a list of exercises that do not require equipment called the daily dozen which can be done daily.

Please note that these exercises are not a comprehensive routine and are meant to supplement regular pilates sessions.

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Stretch the buttocks 24739
A good starter for any routine - the squat 21409
Stretch from the neck through to the ankles 15071
Stabilise the hips and groin 11972
A key to dealing with knee pain 16100
Strengthen the abdominal muscles 11203
Keep inner leg muscles strong 11410
Prevent lower back pain with a simple stretch 10562
Lower back and upper leg flexibility 10877
Prevent aching ankles 16948
Loosten your groin 9599
Strengthen your hips with the wall slide 14069
 
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  • Arthritis  ( 2 items )
    Arthritis can be a debilitating disease causing joints to inflame, lock up and cause great amounts of pain.

    The latest scientific thinking towards treating arthritis involves strengthening supporting muscle groups and increasing or at least maintaining joint mobility.

    Of course there is a lot more that can be done in treating arthritis however using pilates techniques for strengthening and stretching should be a great help.

    In this section we look into exactly what pilates can do for sufferers of arthritis and recommend some daily exercises that can help and explain what and why they are helpful.