“Exercising regularly can help relieve stress, help keep your joints mobile, and strengthen the muscles supporting your joints,” explains the NHS.
As the health body notes, exercise can also help you lose weight if you’re overweight, which can put extra strain on your joints.
What is the best type of exercise?
A simple stretch routine can help to alleviate rheumatoid arthritis.
According to the Arthritis Foundation (AF), stretching is one of the best ways to reduce stiffness and maintain range of motion, and should be part of every exercise program.