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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

Weight Loss Challenges for Thyroid Patients

Learn how to overcome these five key challenges to weight loss when you have a thyroid condition.

By Mary Shomon

Over-Exercising Can Hurt Your Gut

Exercising too intensely can result in health problems, including gastro-intestinal issues.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Thrifty Home Fitness Tips for RA

Staying fit with rheumatoid arthritis doesn't require expensive classes or gym memberships. Try these easy, budget-friendly ways to stay fit from home.

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