01/16/2011 08:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Arthritis: Surprising Ways to Ease Pain

While it may not be obvious, weight loss and exercise can help people with arthritis.

The more your body weighs, the more wear and tear on your joints. Exercise can help you lose weight, but it can also help in other ways.

Stretching and strengthening exercises -- if done carefully -- can improve joint mobility and lower pain intensity.

Here's how to get started.

6 Steps to Getting Active With Arthritis