A study out of Northwestern University has found that one of the most effective treatments for Rheumatoid arthritis, physical activity, is seldom used.
The researchers of this study discovered that this lack of exercise increased their risk of experiencing pain and suffering from chronic diseases often tied to RA, such as heart attacks and strokes.
The reason that 42% of RA patients hardly exercised, the researchers claim, was a lack of motivation and the belief that exercise wouldn’t ease their pain.
Of course, painful flare ups also interfered with regular exercise. The scientists note that doctors and public health officials should work harder to educate patients about the RA-specific benefits of exercise.
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by Shelly Manning