Remote Fitness Classes Can Improve Pain, Stiffness, and Fatigue in People With Many Conditions
Everyday Health reports on HSS study results presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2021 annual meeting finding remote classes such as yoga, Pilates, and tai chi are beneficial for people with musculoskeletal problems such as osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and osteoporosis.
The study was led by Titilayo Ologhobo, MPH, Director, Outcomes and Data Analytics at HSS, and found after attending biweekly 60-minute low-intensity Zoom fitness classes at six-week increments, participants improved physically and became more socially active.
Ologhobo explained, “We made sure our classes were structured to increase interactions with others. We promoted a dialogue before the class began so people could talk and catch up with each other. They said it helped promote social connections.”