Rheumatoid arthritis can well be relieved the natural way with different types of outdoor/aerobic and indoor exercises. To manage swelling and inflammation of our joints, also loss of muscle mass, etc. causing pain all over the body. Read on to learn about details.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the debilitating and painful ‘chronic’ (speak: unsolved) health issues in our ‘modern’ times. Based on swelling and inflammation of our joints, loss of muscle mass, etc. causing pain all over the body. With special reference to the upper part such as hands/elbows/wrists/shoulders as well the lower part like feet/knees/ankles.
Leading to disability and reduced quality of life.
Usually treated by conventional medicine with synthetic drugs to suppress symptoms temporarily. With side effects. And by replacing knees and/or hips in some cases. Rounding up the vicious cycle.
For natural relief, the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia, recommends physical exercises in order to
- improve movement/daily function/sleep
and above all
- manage/reduce pain
TYPES OF RA PHYSICAL EXERCISES – SCIENTIFICALLY VERIFIED
Just start with the easiest and still very helpful exercise – brisk
for at least 150 minutes per week. Starting slowly and increasing the speed.
As recommended by the U.S. governmental Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
is another helpful exercise, in order to loosen stiffness for better movement of joints, knees, elbows and hands.
To practice daily for at least 20-30 seconds each stretch and repeating it 2-3 times.
After warming up ahead for 3-5 minutes by pumping arms while standing or sitting
According to international research at, inter alia,
- University of Wolverhampton in Wolverhampton, UK
- University of Thessaly in Trikala, Greece
In both ways – stationary indoor and aerobic outdoor – may not only build endurance but also reduce stiffness and increase leg strength.
Based on research at, inter alia, University of Wolverhampton in Wolverhampton, UK.
and other water exercises, gently performed, is excellent as it relieves stress on joints and stiffness.
According to, inter alia, Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, UK.
To strengthen the muscles around joints – e.g. by resistance band – may
Also be helpful.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To cross the cultural border,
may be helpful as well with its breathing exercises, postures and flowing movements and meditation to relieve RA symptoms in terms of, inter alia,
- stress reduction
- range of motion&
- improving mobility/posture/muscle strength in lower body according to research at, inter alia,
- University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL
- University of Alabama&
- Birmingham VA Medical Center
(both in Birmingham, AL)
as well as
- University of Ottawa/Department of Rheumatology in Ottawa, Canada
Also relieving depression and anxiety plus improving self-esteem, according to research at University of Leeds in Leeds, UK.
Not to overlook that it may also relieve pain, according to University of California in Los Angeles.
IN A NUTSHELL
The chronic/unsolved but debilitating health issue of Rheumatoid Arthritis can well be relieved the natural way with different types of outdoor/aerobic and indoor exercises. To manage swelling and inflammation of our joints, also loss of muscle mass, etc. causing pain all over the body. Scientifically validated. As indicated in this elaboration.
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