Posts Tagged ‘Exercise with RA’

  • Sensational Headlines on Rheumatoid Arthritis & Exercise, Round 6

    I got an email recently from a rheumatology magazine with a sensational headline about “exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis.” The article linked to is a year old, but some of our doctors read these emails. And the public also gets confused by ridiculous headlines like “Nearly Half of RA Patients Are Sedentary. Here’s Why.” So, we’ll […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercise, Round 5

    This is the third post in the Frying Pan series to honor of the blog’s 3rd year, considering some significant issues from the last couple years. Sometimes the

  • I Fight My Pain and Blog

    My daughter Mary Khris texted me from a tennis tournament a couple weeks ago. She said, “Momma, this is worse than Woman’s Day.” She texted me this image and read aloud to me the article which had upset her. She ended, “It sounds like it was her mom’s fault. RA is not anyone’s fault.” It […]

  • Good News for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

    I’ve been promising a good news list! Over the last couple of weeks, there has been good news for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior community. I hope you’ll celebrate this good news with me. Any increase in the understanding of RA is good news for all of us. Likewise, any boost to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior […]

  • My RA Fit Kit – Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercise, Part 4

    Several people have asked me about the My RA Fit Kit program by UCB (Cimzia). I’ve read lots of comments from RA patients. One patient didn’t just comment. She created her own RA fit kit on video (below).   Some history on the My RA Fit Kit commercial The first commercial was scrapped after a short […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercise, Part 3

    Rheumatoid Arthritis exercise impasse Is there any mainstream medical website or magazine that does not preach exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis? I have not found one. What is the truth about Rheumatoid Arthritis, exercise, and health? Earlier posts on RA exercise have discussed plain RA facts of life, striving to present a realistic view of exercise […]

  • The Truth About Rheumatoid Arthritis Info Will Be Told!

    Here’s the story: I got some good news this week that I know will make you smile, too. Let me back up a bit. A few weeks back, the company which markets Remicade put up a new website about Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is a video series presented in a “talk show” format. It is highly […]

  • Should Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Exercise, Part 2

    Should Rheumatoid Arthritis patients exercise or not? There was a bit of a backlash to the Part 1 blog post to this series on exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis. A few people even unsubscribed. But, staying out of trouble is not a goal of this blog. Truth-telling is. Specifically, what I have challenged is the kneejerk […]

  • To Tell the Truth: Will the Real Rheumatoid Arthritis Please Stand Up?

    Swimming with dragons This RA Warrior is a dragon slayer. There is one particular dragon who is my arch enemy. It is the mythical version of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I imagine that as it deceives people about Rheumatoid Arthritis, there is less concern about whether a cure is needed for the real RA. The mythical version […]

  • How Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Lives

      What kind of an impact does Rheumatoid Arthritis have on a life? It seems impossible to explain all the impact that Rheumatoid Arthritis has. On a good day like today, I can hardly believe what I have been through myself – although I have lived it. This video bears out my memories. It has […]

  • Should Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Exercise?

    Can we talk about exercise? There is an elephant in the room. Not a cute and helpful one like Horton. It is one of those proverbial elephants no one wants to address. It’s a big and annoying issue that won’t go away, yet everyone tries to ignore. I do not fancy myself an elephant tamer. […]

  • The Me Before Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Let me introduce you to the me you can never meet: The Me Before Rheumatoid Arthritis If you have RA, you spend lots of time adjusting to change. For me, the biggest adjustment has been to the disability.     First, there is frustration that I cannot do what I still want to do. But the […]