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Exercise With Severe RA: Making Tea Counts

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Woman drinking a cup of tea.
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Severe RA and Physical Activity


Tortoise walking along a road.
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Moving counts, part one


Squirrel on a tree reaching.
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Moving counts, part two


Mug of tea inside a microwave.
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Making tea can be a workout, part one


Hand reaching for a mug in a cabinet.
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Making tea can be a workout, part two


Woman in a wheelchair washing dishes.
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Range of motion exercises


Apple timer set to 30 minutes.
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23 ½ hours, part one


Snail curled around a flower.
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23 ½ hours, part two


Intimate couple under the covers.
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Increasing activity to 30 minutes


Outdoor tai chi class.
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More than range of motion


Person standing on a scale.
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Weight management


A selection of healthy foods.
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Losing weight with RA


Half bare and half leaves tree illustration.
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Change how you think to improve your life


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.