Exercises for Healthy Joints

Exercises for Healthy Joints
The Complete Guide to Increasing Strength and Flexibility of Knees, Shoulders, Hips, and Ankles

Written by William Smith, Contribution by Jo Brielyn, Foreword by Mary Jane Myslinski, PT, EdD

Category: Health & Fitness - Exercise
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: March 27, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-57826-344-8 (1-57826-344-1)

Don't Let Joint Pain Dominate Your Life

As an increasing number of people are living longer, joint pain is becoming more common. However, exercise can play an integral role in promoting joint health by strengthening cartilage and ligaments. Even low-impact exercise can help to prevent joint pain. Exercise is a natural way to keep joint pain and arthritis in check at any age, and studies suggest that implementing exercise later in life can drastically reduce one's chance of developing joint-related pain.

Exercises for Healthy Joints shows you how to avoid joint pain through physical activity. You'll also learn about the causes of different types of joint pain and, if exercise is not enough, which surgeries may be necessary for different joint-related issues. Loss of muscle mass, bone, and flexibility does not have to be part of your aging process, and Exercises for Healthy Joints will show you how to remain active and healthy longer.

Exercises for Healthy Joints also includes:

  • Clear pictures of safe and effective exercises
  • Detailed instructions on how to perform each exercise
  • New research concerning long-term joint health and the benefits of exercise
  • Overview of joint anatomy and types of joint pain
  • A training log to track progress

Exercises for Healthy Joints features easy-to-follow sequences designed for the home or the gym with minimal equipment. It is an essential health reference guide.


William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD, completed his B.S. in exercise science at Western Michigan University followed by a master’s degree in education and a post-graduate program at Rutgers University. In 1993, Will began coaching triathletes and working with athletes and post-rehab clientele. He was a Division I Collegiate Strength Coach and has been competing in triathlons and marathons since 1998, recently finishing the Steelhead Half Ironman in Michigan in 5 hours and 22 minutes. Will founded Will Power and Fitness Associates and currently consults for fitness, healthcare, and wellness centers in New York and New Jersey. The Director of the Professional Development Institute, Will has also co-authored a book on triathalon training (Tri-Power, 2007).