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The effect of Stress on Rheumatoid Arthritis – by Rosemary Wellman
This is my second blog about living naturally with Rheumatoid Arthritis having come to realise that stress plays such an important role in the everyday management of this disease. Being still in remission, I’ve been fortunate in not having any painful flares in the past.
But after a particularly stressful day at home recently, which ended with many of my joints being inflamed and painful making any normal movement excruciating. It was a revelation to realise that stress is a major cause of inflammation, not of course just in the case of RA. So, having experienced my first very unpleasant flare, what could be done? I certainly didn’t want to revert to my previous medication having kept away from it for so long. I immediately took some of the Turmeric supplements (liquid and capsules along, which calm the inflamed joints down. Add to this Richard’s regular exercises the next day and a calming qi gong session, I am active again.
More recently, I have also found CBD gummies are a great help in calming down inflamed joints.
How stress affects Rheumatoid Arthritis
As we know, stress can interfere with your health in many ways, it’s a risk factor for heart disease and especially harmful if you have RA.
The link between stress and Rheumatoid arthritis has been identified in numerous studies. An analysis of many of these studies published in heathline.com/health/rheumatoid arthritis/stress found that stress tends to make RA symptoms worse. Those with post-traumatic stress disorder have a higher risk of developing RA and other auto-immune diseases. A diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as RA points to the possible link between stress and flares and It has been found that stressful events often precede the onset of RA, and I can personally back up that idea as I can probably pinpoint almost exactly the day my RA started 12 years ago, when I tripped and fell in the street on the way to work. I remember being very shaken up and shortly after that trauma, a chain of events led to my diagnosis of full-blown rheumatoid arthritis and a new life coping with a painful, debilitating disease.
I was fortunate to be referred and treated quickly at Charing Cross hospital and have learned by experience how to deal with occasional flares brought on by stress and to stop them in their tracks by practising meditation, Qi qong and regular appropriate exercise with Richard.
Author: Rosemary Wellman – Co-founder The Lifestyle Physiologist
CardioFitClinic Gift Vouchers Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
1. This voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
2. You must ensure as a minimum that you are healthy enough and capable of doing gentle to moderate exercise under supervision, without any adverse effects. If you are not sure you should contact your doctor for advice before commencing exercise classes.
3. All clients must speak with the instructor, (Richard), before attendance and ensure he is aware of any medical conditions.
4. All exercise is undertaken solely at your own risk, and you should not attempt to overextend yourself outside of your abilities.
5. This voucher is non-transferable, without speaking with the Instructor/Richard.
6. All exercise classes, (Zoom online or St George’s Church Hall, Hove, BN3 7QR), must be booked in advance.
Instructions for Redeeming Your Voucher
Contact Richard Stantiford on Mob: 07776 293396 (leave message or text if he is busy and no answer).
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request and book the dates you wish to redeem your voucher and inform Richard whether you want to do the online Zoom class or in person at St George’s Church Hall, Court Farm Road, Hove, BN3 7QR.
It is easy to get online with Zoom classes with a link being sent by email to the client wishing to join the online Zoom CardioFitClinic classes.
Full instructions and help will be given, where necessary, to ensure clients understand the simple online technology and how to join a class – a smartphone, tablet or PC is required of course.
No special equipment is needed for online classes, just a couple/few square metres exercise area. You may wish to use your own stepup, hand weights and stretching band if you own them.
Online Zoom CardioFitClinic lessons are 09:30 Mon-Fri – with some Bank Holiday and midweek exceptions which you will be told about when booking with the instructor/Richard.
Friday’s online Zoom lessons currently start slightly earlier at 09:15 am for example.
Attending CardioFitClinic classes at St George’s Church Hall, (Court Farm Road, Hove, BN3 7QR), must be booked in advance with instructor/Richard.
CardioFitClinic Gift Vouchers
Christmas is coming! Birthdays come and go! Your friend did you a favour!
What on earth presents can you get them?
Let me introduce you to my gift voucher range.
You can choose to give:
£12 – CardioFitClinic Voucher (See Attachment)
Either attend at home 2 of my online live Zoom Fitness classes, or 2 CardioFitClinic Exercise classes at St George’s Church Hall, Court Farm Rd, Hove, BN3 7QR. Or you can attend one online and one at St George’s.
£20 – CardioFitClinic Voucher (see Attachment)
Any 4 exercise lessons, (either Zoom online or in person at St George’s as per above).
BONUS – Buy any 3 vouchers – get one FREE.
EXTRA FREE BONUS TO ALL RECIPIENTS OF VOUCHERS
– Free Invitation to join the ever expanding Exercise Class Social Group Meet-ups for lunch, Christmas, Summer Show etc.
We all know someone who has had a Cardio event or needs pushing to get up and about that could seriously benefit from your encouragement by giving them the push to enhance their life with one of my gift vouchers.
They will thank you forever!
How to buy my gift vouchers:
Call me on: 07786 001771 (leave me a message to call you back if I am busy – or sent text to me)
If you want to know more about me and my CardioFitClinic please see the attached article about me in the HOVARIAN. This article expands details of my decades experience in Cardio fitness physiotherapy through the NHS and details my classes and exercise clinics.
Christmas is Coming
The Goose is Getting Fat
Time to buy presents
To put on their mat.