Exercise lowers chances of having gout.
Types of exercise
- Low intensity exercise such as walking.
- Stretching. Can be done in form Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi
- Range of Motion Exercises: Which consist of keeping your joints flexible and mobile in order to reduce stiffness, a good motion exercise for your foot is to rotate your ankle in a circular motion. Other exercises include rotating your head and neck, ankles or wrists.
- Swimming – a good form of exercise for the gout sufferer as there is NO stress on your joints since you’re moving in water.
If you are suffering from a gout attack, DO NOT exercise.
Exercising during a gout attack and/or when a joint is inflamed will worsen your condition by causing you more pain and lengthening your inflammation.