Exercise keeps joints lubricated, and when done properly, can actually help alleviate some of the pain associated with arthritis. Exercise reduces joint pain and stiffness, builds strong muscle around the joints, and increases flexibility and endurance. It reduces inflammation from arthritis and related conditions and lowers the risk of other chronic conditions. Need another reason to start exercising? Losing as few as 11 pounds can cut the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by 50 percent! Exercise also helps promote overall health and fitness by giving you more energy, helping you sleep better, decreasing depression, and increasing self-esteem. Check out some of these arthritis-specific exercise classes and get moving to manage your osteoarthritis.