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Many fitness routines can require strength, flexibility and quick movements. For arthritis patients such movements may be harmful to fragile joints. Here are some workouts to consider avoiding when you exercise:

* Spinning – indoor cycling where riders push for higher speeds by standing up to ride, this movement can apply unwanted stress on the knees.

* Power yoga – a blend of aerobic exercise and yoga where participants jump from one pose to another, these jolting movements may trigger flares in arthritic joints.

* Kickboxing/Aerobics (ex. Tae Bo) – a hybrid of boxing and aerobic dance that involves kicking, punching and bouncing that can cause stress on the joints.

(Source: Arthritis Foundation)

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