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High blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disease

I’ve been a very strong advocate for exercise right from the start.  I exercise on all but the very worst days.  And I exercise...

Exercise and RA #RAblog

I have always been an exerciser. Gym junkie.  Runner.  Karate-geek.  There has always been exercise in my life.  When I was younger it was...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the paradox of exercise

Exercise hurts. Exercise hurts normal people.  Exercise hurts people with inflammatory arthritis even more. But exercise helps.  It really does. But first it hurts. Over the last few...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and weight loss (cachexia)

Weight loss is a touchy subject.  In the ‘healthy’ world it’s a touchy subject.  It seems almost every woman wants to lose weight, whether...

Rheumatoid arthritis and exercise – or ‘why I go to the...

If you’ve read much of this blog, you’ll know that rheumatoid arthritis is a very painful condition.  The pain can wax and wane, but...