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.
In early June, and for weeks since, news outlets have been writing about a study showing that responsibly drinking five or more servings of wine or other alcohol a week cuts the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50%. Those who drank 1-4 drinks per week cut…