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How People With Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Out

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Man and woman running side by side on treadmills at the gym.
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Woman injecting medication in stomach.
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What about pain, swelling, and joint damage?


Types of exercise with RA.
Cathy Kramer

Zumba? Yes, it's possible


Young woman stretching on couch at home.
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Stretching and swimming for pain level: 8 / years with RA: 9


Gym, fitness center.
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Strength training for pain level: 7 / years with RA: 6


Woman mopping floor.
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Just keep moving with pain level: 6+ / years with RA: 20+


Smiling women in water aerobics class.
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Swimming and gardening for pain level: 3-5 / years with RA: 7-8


Woman riding adult tricycle.
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3-Wheeled biking for pain level: 2 / years with RA: 8


Adult women in yoga class.
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Yoga for pain level: 2 / years with RA: 4


Senior couple biking.
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Pain level: 0-1; Years with RA: 14


Man walking dog on neighborhood sidewalk.
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Walking is the winner


Smiling older woman working out with trainer.
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Drawing happy and sad faces.
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Do what's best for your RA


Cathy Kramer

Cathy Kramer

@cateepoo88

Cathy Kramer has been married longer than not and is a mom to two young adults plus an aging border collie. She splits her days/nights between two community colleges as an ESL/ABE instructor. She is a strong believer in gratitude and attempts to leave a smile everywhere she goes. Cathy shares her positive voice as an advocate in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic illness, and self-care communities. Her ongoing journey with RA can be found on her blog The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo. She often hangs out @cateepoo88 on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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