Is exercising with RA safe? Will it be painful? Will it worsen the condition of the joints? How should stiffness and fatigue be addressed? An RA patient needs to keep these factors, among many others, in mind while exercising. That said, diet and exercise are vital to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, a factor which can help control symptoms and progression of the disease.
See the accompanying comic! In the year before my diagnosis, I signed up to become certified in restorative yoga and to study yoga therapy. At the time, I had been teaching yoga for about two years and had become increasingly interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. I was even part of a team of teachers who taught yoga to women…