Becoming healthy when you have RA is not an oxymoron. By combining medical care, diet, exercise, and mental health coping techniques, you can become as healthy as possible under the circumstances. However, because you have RA, it might take longer than it would for others. People who don’t have a chronic illness may be able to see results within a month or two, for you it might take double or triple that time. Don’t measure your progress using someone else’s ruler. You’ll get there!