Top Tips for Effective Strength Training


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You know you should lift weights to make your muscles stronger and reduce your fatigue. But if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be worried that strength training might be bad for your joints, or even make pain worse.

Experts say that if you have RA, strength training is something you should fully embrace, not back away from. “Exercise is a great anti-inflammatory,” says Gustavo Carbone, MD, a rheumatologist in Savannah, Georgia. ”People with RA constantly ask me about natural things they can take, he says. “Exercise, including strength training, is the best natural thing there is.”

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Strength Training — Big Benefits for People With RA

Strength or resistance training — exercise to increase muscular strength — protects bone health and muscle mass, boosts energy levels and mood, and increases resting metabolism so weight stays off easier. This kind of training can involve weight lifting or using forms of resistance — bands, weights, your own body against the force of gravity — to strengthen your muscles.

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