Monday, May 21, 2012

Do You Pace Yourself Regularly?

Rheumatoid arthritis can make activities more difficult to accomplish.  It can cause severe fatigue and pain.  RA can also complicate how you manage to divvy up your time  each day, much less find time to exercise or stay physically active.

In a recent study, researchers in the Netherlands asked the question - “Are people with rheumatoid arthritis who undertake activity pacing at risk of being too physically inactive?”  (Cuperus, 2012). (subscription may be required) 

“Pace Yourself” - That’s what many of our doctors or physical therapists tell us to do.  Stop before you wear yourself out or cause physical injury.  Don’t overdo it.
Sounds good to me.

Read this post in its entirety:

Pacing Yourself May Be Harmful For RA Patients, A New Study Suggests

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