Healthy Living

The Golden Rule of Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Health: Keep Moving!

Keep this checklist in mind

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Do not start exercising without warming up first
  • Consider performing low-impact exercises such as walking, swimming or bicycling on a regular basis
  • Work on your ‘range of motion’ by performing daily exercises to stretch your muscles
  • Add core strengthening exercises, such as yoga or Pilates, to your routine
  • Aim for proper posture by trying to always stand or sit up straight
  • Consume plenty of fish to help lower inflammation and alleviate joint pain and stiffness associated with RA
  • Consume plenty of calcium and vitamin D in order to keep your bones strong
  • Treat any joint injuries immediately
  • Alleviate joint pain by getting plenty of rest and relaxing in between periods of exercise;
  • Know your limits

In order to keep your joints healthy, you should always move, move, and move some more. Remember, some exercise is better than none!