Exercise Tips: 10 Gentle Exercises (PHOTOS)

11/11/2010 07:26 am ET | Updated Jul 21, 2011
  • By Amanda Gardner Health.com

If you're in pain, there's a temptation to skip exercising. But exercise can often help reduce pain and improve your quality of life. 

That doesn't mean it's easy. The good news is that you don't have to run a marathon to get back to the business of life.

 "Everybody can do something," says Perry Fine, M.D., a board member at the American Pain Foundation. Exercise "does actually allow people not only to reduce their perception of pain but to overcome limited functioning. "

Just remember to pace yourself and maybe even get the help of a physical therapist.

Here are 10 types of exercise that can help get you moving.

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