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The Real RA: A Personal Look

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6. Day-to-Day Help

You can get through a flare and finish off your to-do list with the help of simple tips and tricks. For starters, prioritize your tasks. Do easy things when your pain is at its worst in the morning, and take care of bigger jobs later in the day.  

And definitely ask for help; like Shannan’s husband or Jennifer's children, your loved ones and friends can pitch in. Play this clip to learn other ways Shannan, Jennifer and Irene minimize their joint pain.

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The American College of Rheumatology recommends one set of 8 to 10 strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups of your body, 2 to 3 times a week.