Am I talking about exercise. I could be?. we all need to do some thing even gentle stretches. to help keep us more mobile. protect and strengthen muscles around joint which help maintain function. I think when we have a bad phase we need to rest more and listen to our bodies.
when we are well we need to do more..
Southampton nhs has done a study of the benefits of exercise on arthritis
there is no further funding for this study.. but sensible light exercise is beneficial.. physically and emotionally
Nras I think has an article on this topic in one of their publications too!
Also if we take in more calories than are bodies needs eg due to inactivity we gain weight!!. its fact.. now I do know what it is like to be inactive..from personal experince.. and what happens.. is that the same food is usually eaten as when we are/ were more active.. I was looking at myself in the mirror at the gym.. have recently returned to tai.-chi.. a short dumpy weeble stared back it was/ is me!!,I am trying to sort my weight now.. steroids are being reduced.. by me..dr lets me sort this.. he respects my professional judgement to do this in a sensible./ controlled way