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Seize the Day with RA!

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6. Reduce Stress

Doctors believe that psychological stress triggers or worsens RA flares. They’re not quite sure why, but it may increase the inflammatory action of immune system cells that attack the joints.  What’s the solution? Well, you can’t prevent all flares, but you can take action against anxiety and worry. Besides exercising, you can: 

-Practice muscle relaxation 

-Do deep-breathing exercises in times of intense stress 

-Take mini-breaks at work  

-Join a RA support group  

-Sleep well and eat healthy 

Head to the next slide for details on a beneficial RA diet.

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