Healthy Living

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

Preparedness before and after is key

  • Apply heat to sore joints before starting to exercise (optional)
  • Warm up with range of motion exercises
  • Start performing strengthening exercises with small weights and progress slowly over time
  • Add aerobic exercises to your routine (cardio)
  • Ease up if your joints become painful or inflamed. Contact your doctor so that he or she can find the exact cause and help treat it
  • Apply cold packs to your joints after exercising (optional)