I'm new to exercise – how do I get started?
Many people are afraid to exercise because they believe that it causes further damage to their joints. But your body is designed to move, so to prolong the life of your joints, you should remain active. Read more
Why is exercise important?
Regular exercise can help to ease stiffness and strengthen muscles, as well as helping you to keep to a healthy weight and improving your self confidence. Read more
How much exercise should I do and how often?
Generally, the best approach to exercise is little and often. We should all aim for 30 minutes of exercise five times a week. Read more
What sort of exercise is important?
When you're exercising, you should aim for a combination of stretching, strengthening and fitness exercises. Read more
What shoes should I wear when I'm exercising?
What you wear on your feet when you exercise is important. Usually trainers are the best for exercising. Read more
Exercise guidelines for specific conditions
Basic exercise routines for people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis and back pain. Read more
Our pledge to raise awareness of physical activity
As part of the Department of Health's Responsibility Deal, we've pledged to raise awareness of the physical activity guidelines set out by the UK Chief Medical Officers. Read more