4 Rheumatoid Arthritis friendly exercises Slide Show

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect a person’s quality of life. One of the ways a person’s quality of life gets disrupted from rheumatoid arthritis is PAIN. Intense pain that restricts the person’s mobility.

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Doctor’s Quote: Rheumatoid arthritis can be so painful that it can interfere with your day to day activities. The physician experts, of Health Stuff TO Know want you to know that movement can help with the reduction of pain for people with chronic inflammatory diseases.

These 4 easy exercises improve your day if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Start Swimming

  • Swimming is gentle on your joints. And, it’s great cardio, too!


  • Yoga helps to decrease pain in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Make a Fist

  • Isometric exercises are great! Make a fist, then relax. Make a fist, and then relax. Repeat as often as you like! That’s all you need to do.

Stretch it Out

  • Stretching is a great way to start your day, especially, if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s low impact, and helps you throughout your day.

Please speak to your doctor to discuss strategies to decrease your pain.

Here’s a link to the CDC to start a self-directed exercise program today.

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