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Gentle exercises, does anyone have a routine ?

Recently diagnosed with RA and I feel like it has weakened me and my muscles aren't supporting my normal positions. Has routine gentle exercises helped anyone. Love, elirose

  1. Hi - the exercise question is a little for everyone. One of our advocates Kelly wrote about her pandemic exercise routine (https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/home-exercise-routine) that may be helpful. I know you are recently diagnosed. If you have additional questions or thoughts, this community has your back! - Reggie (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member)

    1. RHall,
      That information from Kelly was so uplifting. Big help. Anything to make my body feel lighter and free. Thanks Love, elirose

      1. Hi
        Thanks so much for reaching out with your question. Yes, Yes, Yes routine gentle exercises are extremely important for keeping up with the range of motion of your joints. I have lived with RA for over 15 years. I was diagnosed in my twenties. I am also an Occupational Therapist. Keeping up gentle motion is so important, even on those days when you don't feel yourself. Also, know that things are opening up more, you might want to look into swimming. I have provided a link below to an article/and two part video from one of our team members "Nan" on the benefits of swimming. I hope you find it helpful.
        https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/video/swimming-exercises
        I also know you mentioned you were newly diagnosed. I am so glad that you are part of our RheumatoidArthritis.net family. Please continue to reach out. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Just Keep Swimming...Lynn Marie, "RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member"

        1. Hi Lynn,
          You can help the people with your experience with RA. I will heed gentle exercise and movement. Love, elirose

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