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10 Ways to Work Out When You Have RA

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woman stretching on beach
Tess Mol

Woman swimming.
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Swimming Is Light on Your Joints


aqua aerobics
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Aqua Aerobics Works Your Entire Body


two women walking together
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Walking Is Easy on Your Joints


young woman lifting hand weights
bruce mars

Strength Training Takes the Stress off


Senior woman in plank position
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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
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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.