RA And Exercise: Making The Right Choices
To preserve joint strength and function, find the right balance between physical activity and rest.
Exercise is essential for maintaining your overall health, as well as the health of your joints. A well-rounded exercise program provides increased cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, endurance, and strength. For arthritis patients, strong muscles improve body alignment and take pressure off painful joints. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), however, you need to carefully decide which activities are safe to do and just how much you can exert yourself.