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Fitness & Exercise

Trending workouts and tips for fitness and exercise, including cardio, HIIT, yoga, group fitness, meditation, and more, to help you lead your healthiest life while living with a chronic condition.

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10 Small Ways to Burn Calories

How can you find time to fit in more activity into your already busy life? How are some suggestions for adding workouts into your everyday life.

By Sara Suchy
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Living With

9 Tips for Exercising With Acid Reflux

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Lifestyle

Thrifty Home Fitness Tips for RA

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

The Latest

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7 Stretches for Psoriatic Arthritis You Can Do at Your Desk

Try these seven stretches for keeping joints flexible and pain-free while you’re working from home or sitting in your office.

By Lambeth Hochwald
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Must-Haves for Your RA-Friendly Home Gym

Experts share the best at-home fitness gear for people with rheumatoid arthritis–that won’t break the bank.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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Feel-good Stretches for Psoriatic Arthritis

Try these moves from a physical therapist to relieve tight muscles and increase joint mobility.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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Lifestyle

Exercises for All Levels of RA Pain

If rheumatoid arthritis pain makes it hard to get the exercise you need, try one of these RA exercises for every pain level.

By Cathy Kramer
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Prevention

Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

While heart failure patients used to be told to prioritize rest, now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

By Lara DeSanto
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Fitness

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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8 Moves for a Healthier Back

Strengthening your back will go a long way to easing pain and staying on top of ankylosing spondylitis.

By Megan McMorris
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9 Best Tips for Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis

Working out has tons of health benefits for people with UC. Learn which exercises a UC vet and fitness pros recommend — and how to make them work for you.

By Mandy Patterson
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10 Ways to Build Strength After Lung Cancer Surgery

These gentle, effective exercises will help you rebuild strength, endurance, and energy after your lung cancer procedure.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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9 Sneaky Ways to Move More All Day Long

Desk life is not the best life. If quarantine is getting the best of your bod (and your health), it’s time to get up and move.

By Sarah Ellis

Meet the Experts

Stephanie Stephens
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Amy Hendel, P.A.
Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.