Claire has found the combination of exercise, supplements and eating a nutritious diet to be an effective coping strategy.
How can exercise improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
As the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society explains (NRAS), people with rheumatoid arthritis might be worried that exercise will make rheumatoid arthritis and its symptoms, such as pain, worse.
“This is not the case and studies evaluating exercise programmes have shown that exercise does not make your arthritis worse,” explains the NRAS.
In fact, there is quite a lot of evidence now that exercise can improve muscle strength, function and the ability to do everyday things as well as reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” notes the health body.