Rheumatoid ArthritisLifestyle

10 Ways to Work Out When You Have RA

woman stretching on beach
Tess Mol

Woman swimming.

Swimming Is Light on Your Joints

aqua aerobics

Aqua Aerobics Works Your Entire Body

two women walking together

Walking Is Easy on Your Joints

young woman lifting hand weights
bruce mars

Strength Training Takes the Stress off

Senior woman in plank position

Resistance Training Improves Balance

woman stretching
Retha Ferguson

Stretching Is Critical

woman doing yoga pose
Retha Ferguson

Flexibility Exercises Promote Range of Motion

woman on bicycle
Wai Yan Han

Cycling Gets Your Heart Pumping

Group of women enjoying modern dance fitness class together

Dancing Is Versatile—and Fun!

person kayaking in nature
Jaime Reimer

Kayaking Works Your Upper Body

man walking along yellow line
Matthew Feeney

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.