Gently begin range of motion exercises that take your arms and legs through their full range daily.
Don't trade a daily activity like gardening for exercise. It won't take you through your full range of motion.
This is especially important in your hips and knees. They should fully bend and straighten with focused exercise.
Remember if it is painful to take your arm all the way over your head, just move in your "pain free range of motion".
If you have pain for more than one hour after exercise, you probably went a little too hard. Cut back on the weight, time or repetitions next time you exercise.
Short exercise bouts are better tolerated than longer ones. Try breaking up your exercise into 15 minute sessions. Don't overwork your joints.
Stretching exercise for arthritis can be safely performed everyday, but strengthening exercises should be limited to 3 days a week.
Consistent and quality Arthritis exercise without aggravating your condition will increase your confidence and well being.