After the initial shock of your diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has worn off, you may wonder how you will continue doing the things you love; the hobbies and activities that not only bring you joy, but also help you maintain your sense of health and well-being.
Hobbies can help you feel better. Have you ever noticed how time disappears when you get lost in doing something you love? That feeling of being in-the-flow affects how you feel. The chemical changes that occur in your body when you are immersed in doing something you love can be part of your arsenal against inflammation. The changes often go unnoticed; they are so subtle, yet like interest in the bank, over time they can compound to have a profound effect on your health and well-being. That's why I'm writing you a prescription to do your hobbies on a regular basis.
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