Can I exercise on a treadmill every day. If I have rheumatoid arthritis is it safe?

Can I exercise on a treadmill every day. If I have rheumatoid arthritis is it safe?

A myRAteam Member said:

Not only safe but helpful as long as you know your limits I ride a stationary bike in bad weather and if my wrists are hurting I just pedal I haven't had lower body problems so far from the RA so treadmills or outside walking are also good options.On good days I try to do some resistance training but again realize your limits overdoing it can make tomorrow pretty uncomfortable. Stretching before and after and a few more times throughout the day seems to be very beneficial Good Luck and hope this helps

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Exercising is good if done in small increments.walk a little while in the morning & then a while in the afternoon. You'll be less likely to have muscle spasms or cause a flare up of symptoms. When you have RA ,the key to keeping from having flare up of symptoms is moderation in everything you do.

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes You can walk on treadmill everyday if you feel you can but ask. doctor first to make sure.

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I have been walking now I added more walking hills how tiring

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes! I've been told (by my docs) that I should get as much exercise as possible: as long as I'm up to it. You want to avoid unnecessary weight gain AT ALL COSTS...as R.A. pain intensifies with added weight. I found that out the hard way...😖 and am now trying everything I can to lose it!

posted 7 months ago
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