One for us men with RA. A Danish study reported in the BSR Journal, Rheumatology. Exercise is particularly good for combatting fatigue. This (below) is from the abstract to the report, link at the bottom. Maybe Michael Mosley will mention the issue on BBC1 8pm tonight...
Physical activity is recommended as an essential part of the non-pharmacological management of inflammatory joint disease, but previous research in this area has predominantly included women. The aim of this study was to examine physical activity behaviour in men with inflammatory joint disease.
A majority of men with inflammatory joint disease do not meet the recommendations of regular physical activity. Both sociodemographic and clinical parameters were associated with engagement in physical activity, and fatigue especially seems to play a pivotal role in explaining suboptimal physical activity behaviour in this patient group.