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12 Ways to Get on Top of Your RA

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Woman marking a calendar.
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Anxious woman talking to her doctor.
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Make a plan with your rheumatologist


Healthy fruits and vegetables.
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Eat healthy


Couple reviewing finances.
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Review your finances


Woman's legs while she's relaxing in a bubble bath.
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Create a self-care routine


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Deal with the rest of your health


Woman meditating at home on couch.
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Ommm … meditate


Friends gathered around the table at home.
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Make room for people


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Explore alternative treatments


Couple walking in the snow.
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Start moving


Woman helping with housework.
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Ask for help


Grateful woman.
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Try gratitude


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Embrace good enough


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.