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Exercise and RA

Posted on February 21, 2018

When your body hurts all over, it’s normal to want to avoid physical activity. Members of myRAteam have discovered that following their doctor’s exercise recommendations, when possible, actually helps them feel better. “First thing in the morning, there’s a lot of stiffness, but as I keep moving I get better,” reports one member. “You must exercise or you won’t be mobile,” shares another. Find the right exercise for you and know your limits, members advise: Stretch, walk, garden, swim, do yoga, or just “lift your arm, which is better than not lifting it at all.”

On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Exercise is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.


Here are a few question-and-answer threads about exercise:

Here are conversations that have taken place about exercise:

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myRAteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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