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How can exercise help treat fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

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When you're exhausted, you probably won't be in the mood to exercise. But if you work out anyway, you might feel more energetic. Studies show that aerobic activity -- the kind that makes your heart beat faster -- cuts fatigue in people who have an immune system disorder like rheumatoid arthritis. Exercise also strengthens the muscles around your joints, keeps your bones strong, and boosts your mood.

From: How Can I Get Over My RA Fatigue? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Today: "Coping With Fatigue."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Mastering the Impact of Fatigue."

Hewlett, S. , 2011.   Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis Today: "Exercise as a Fatigue Treatment." 

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Today: "Coping With Fatigue."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Mastering the Impact of Fatigue."

Hewlett, S. , 2011.   Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis Today: "Exercise as a Fatigue Treatment." 

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 12, 2018

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