Even though many days are tough, Meena tries her best to not let her arthritis become a hurdle she can’t overcome. After all, as she puts it, if you give up you just end up sitting around the house. Struggling with her energy levels, in addition to managing her weight, can sometimes impact her self-esteem. But in swimming, she has discovered something that she enjoys and offers her relief for hours after she gets out of the pool.
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How Meena Gets Moving
Meena likes to get active by heading to the pool to swim or enjoy water aerobics courses. She used to do activities where she was on her feet for longer, but the pain in her knees gradually made them less enjoyable. That’s part of why discovering swimming was so helpful for her. Being in the water helps with her joints and leaves her feeling happier at the end of a session.
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