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Old 11-19-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
Bill Pontius
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Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Holly,

The EPA and swim ideas are a very good place to start, it seems to me. I haven't any experience with rh arthritis, but I'd also suggest using the pool for exercises besides swimming, too. Running intervals, for example, are very effective in water--either actual movement across the pool or in deep water with flotation devices (running while treading water is a killer). Earl Fee has a book titled Complete Guide to Running: How to be a Champion from 9 to 90that has a great section on pool training for older athletes that may be helpful to you. It's available from Amazon.

Best of luck to you and your client. --Bill
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