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The Real RA: A Personal Look

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4. Exercise

We can’t stress enough the importance of exercise! Regular physical activity improves your range of motion, strengthens the muscles surrounding tender joints and, like a balanced diet, helps keep weight down and energy levels up. 

Jennifer, Shannan and Irene are all enthusiastic advocates of exercise—check out what moves help them stay limber and mobile.

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In 2008, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that RA patients who participated in an 8-week yoga program had fewer tender and swollen joints than before the class.