I do believe my little bit of exercising is beginning to pay off. I have severe arthritis in my hips, knees and spine. Years ago, I went to PT when it was just my knees. They showed me some exercises to do. Of course, I just kind of dabbled at it. Here and there. And when I decide to get back at it, again, I go back to these old exercises; with a bit of yoga thrown in.
I do them in the morning after my pain pills have kicked in (AHHH) and after my shower when my muscles and joints are most flexible. Don't worry, I don't work up much of a sweat. That's not the point right now, anyway. Right now, I am just trying to strengthen very weak muscles.
At the end of the day, I am in so much pain, I can barely put one foot in front of the other. Right now, 8 pm, I am doing ok. Better than usual.