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10 Ways to Work Out When You Have RA

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Older man surfing
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Woman swimming.
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Swimming is light on your joints


Women in water aerobics class
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Aqua aerobics works your entire body


Couple walking for exercise.
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Walking is easy on your joints


Strength training at gym with trainer.
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Strength training takes the stress off


Resistance training in an exercise class.
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Resistance training improves balance


Stretching with exercise ball
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Stretching is critical


Flexibility exercise, yoga class for seniors.
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Flexibility exercises promote range of motion


spin class
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Cycling gets your heart pumping


Dancing couple
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Dancing is versatile — and fun!


Woman kayaking.
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Kayaking works your upper body


Talking to health care provider
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The bottom line


Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.