Keeping active

Watching Andy Murray playing tennis with Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final reminds me how I used to play sport regularly and go for a 1-hour run every day. Of course I could only dream of being as super fit as they are, but I was quite fit. Sometimes, I wonder whether all that running did more harm than good to my joints. To begin with, this is part of having Rheumatoid Arthritis – you start thinking what could I have done differently to avoid getting this? I’ve gradually moved beyond that to deciding it’s important to keep active as possible, just a different level of activity to what I’m used to. That’s been hard to adjust to but making sure I do some exercise each day, mainly a mixture of walking and physio, has kept me going. And it does (mostly) reduce the pain, improve my mood and make my joints feel better, which can only be a good thing.

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