Doing simple things such as exercising may help your flexibility and muscle strength (Strong muscles can help support your joints!). In addition, eating a healthy diet, getting enough rest, and avoiding smoking can help you feel better. Physical and occupational therapy may also help.
The thought of doing all these things may seem overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone! One online resource, RA Coach, offers specialized support for RA patients and their caregivers.
Signing up with RA Coach will give you years of access to a structured program that provides information, tools, and exercises designed for your specific needs. You can learn about self-help techniques that can help you reduce your pain and manage the emotional ups and downs of RA. If you struggle with developing or maintaining healthy lifestyle habits, RA Coach can help. It even offers tools to help you track your RA symptoms, treatment, and health.