Regular exercise can help people with osteoarthritis. Exercise is a very effective non-pharmacological treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in patients with the condition, says Kate Austin, coach at GymNation, and brain behind JumpNation. ‘Aerobics, jogging, brisk walking, biking and swimming are activities that can help. Older adults can also benefit from a custom weight-training program to target specific areas. However, check with your doctor before doing anything out of your daily routine.’