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How are stronger muscles beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis?

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Stronger muscles give your joints more support and protection. Remember, a good workout boosts your mood, gives you more energy, helps you sleep better, and can make you feel better about yourself.

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Exercise and Arthritis."

University of Washington Medicine: "Exercise and Arthritis."

Cooney, J.K. , online, Feb. 13, 2011. Journal of Aging Research

Harvard Health Publications: "Joint inflammation may raise risk of heart disease."

Arthritis Foundation: "Introduction to Exercise."

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Exercise and Arthritis."

University of Washington Medicine: "Exercise and Arthritis."

Cooney, J.K. , online, Feb. 13, 2011. Journal of Aging Research

Harvard Health Publications: "Joint inflammation may raise risk of heart disease."

Arthritis Foundation: "Introduction to Exercise."

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 19, 2019

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