Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that affects your joints as well as various systems of the body. As a result, RA patients typically endure varying degrees of joint pain, reduced muscle strength, and impaired physical function. Most RA patients experience accelerated loss of muscle mass. All of this underscores the need for exercise, as there are estimations greater than 80 percent of RA patients are physically inactive.
If you’re looking for a hobby that will get you active outside and provide you with a beautiful and healthy environment, look no further than gardening.