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Seize the Day with RA!

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1. Keep Moving

Having rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t mean your physical activities should grind to a halt. In fact, it’s essential that you stay active and maintain muscle strength to increase mobility. All you need to do is modify your workouts to accommodate your tender joints. 

Some starter tips: 

-Choose low-impact exercises like biking and swimming that can maintain your cardiovascular health and keep your weight in check. 

-Light strength-training exercises with stretch bands or very light hand weights will build supportive muscles around your weakened joints. 

-Watch the video on the left to learn about stretches to increase your range-of-motion.

-For more tips on joint-friendly exercising, see a physical therapist who works with RA patients.

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Scientists from the University of Grenoble Medical School in France found that cardiovascular exercises such as water aerobics, dance and walking are safe and beneficial for people with RA.