Fitness & Exercise Topics

Latest

Getting Active Again After RA

Read how this former professional baseball player finally got his athletic groove back after his rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

By Emil DeAndreis

Should You Exercise If You Have Chronic Pain?

If you live with chronic pain, these workouts and strategies for staying active may help reduce the severity of your pain and improve physical function.

By Stephanie Stephens

Helpful Hand Exercises for RA

If your hands hurt from rheumatoid arthritis, hand exercises like curling your fingers and doing jazz hands can help keep your hands flexible and strong.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

A Guy's Perspective on Zumba for RA

A man with rheumatoid arthritis tries his wife's Zumba class. The good: constant movement with no joint pain. The bad: confusion, and...twerking?

By Emil DeAndreis

How to Enjoy Yoga With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A former professional athlete tries yoga with rheumatoid arthritis. Learn how he was able to enjoy his sessions by modifying the poses.

By Emil DeAndreis

Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How to Fight Workout-Related Eczema Flares

While exercise is great for your body, it can wreak havoc on your skin if you have eczema.

By Rachel Zohn

My First Spin Class With Rheumatoid Arthritis

HealthCentral’s RA writer Emil tried an indoor spin class. Find out why the experience surprised him.

By Emil DeAndreis

How to Modify Your Workout For RA

When you live with rheumatoid arthritis, slight modifications to your normal workouts can help you get back in the gym.

By Emil DeAndreis

How to Lose Weight When You're Hypothyroid

Losing weight can be hard when you’re hypothyroid, but you can succeed if you follow these key tips.

By Mary Shomon