Published online Nov 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i10.762
Peer-review started: May 12, 2015
First decision: July 28, 2015
Revised: August 8, 2015
Accepted: August 30, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: November 18, 2015
Core tip: In this interesting editorial, I illustrated the beneficial effects of the physical activity in our life and in rheumatic diseases, including home and gym exercise programs, flexibility training and physiatric rehabilitation therapy. Physical exercise is able to improve balance, reduce pain, activate muscle and increase functional joint stability in patients with rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis. The benefits of the exercise on physical limitations and fatigue in rheumatic diseases that seem to have a short and long-term effectiveness.