One Thing…to ease pain: find a fitness tribe

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By Lisa Davis

When it comes to staying healthy or regaining your well being if you have a chronic pain condition almost nothing is as helpful as regular physical activity.

One way to get motivated to move is to exercise with others.

Sign up for a workout with the November Project, a group-sweat initiative designed to encourage people to get their heart rates up in the company of others.

“We welcome everyone and anyone regardless of age or fitness level,say November Project co-founders Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric. Our workouts are designed to encourage constant progress and improvement.

Each workout is scalable to one’s physical fitness level, so even if you haven’t worked out in a while, or if you live with a pain condition like arthritis, you control how hard you push yourself.

And don’t worry that exercise will worsen your pain. In fact, it is just the opposite. Studies have shown that movement can improve conditions like back pain and joint discomfort. Check out our story on how to stay in the game when pain does strike for tips on how to help protect you against an exercise injury, or to bounce back from one.

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