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Stress and RA: How to Stay in Control

What to Do At Work continued...

Also, make sure your computer work station fits you. For women, the office chair is often too high, she says, and perhaps too big. For specific advice, she recommends asking the company person in charge of ergonomics.

Overall, Baker says, it's a good idea to "deal with the issue before it becomes an issue. Any time you have a chronic disease, your body is much less forgiving."

''People have this perception they shouldn't be comfortable at work," she says. "The reality is, if you're comfortable at work you are going to be more productive. Look on it as productive pampering."

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Reviewed on June 18, 2013

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