Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A big part of challenging Rheumatoid Arthritis is changing what you eat.  What you eat affects how you will feel with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Are you ready to make a change in your lifestyle for the better?

Gone were the days of sugary drinks and high fat meals. I also became allergic to fried foods and anything that contained gluten, dairy or soy. I say allergic because I knew that fried foods would have some bad repercussions after and it was not something that I wanted.

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis, my body has become more intolerable to gluten. Gluten intolerance means your body has a hard time digesting gluten. It is shown that gluten intolerance is shown to lead to many health conditions including aching joints, muscle cramps, hair loss, mouth ulcers, loss of appetite, seizures, abdominal pain, nausea, diabetes and even intestinal cancer.

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It took some time getting used to a gluten free, dairy free, egg free and soy free out of my diet and I concentrated more on the foods that I could eat and stayed positive about it.

After 30 days of being gluten free, dairy free, egg free and soy free I began to notice a huge difference. My joint pain was almost nonexistent. I’m able to move about with ease and I am back to training again.

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My interview with Precor

Here at Precor, we hear amazing stories from peope all the time about how our products helped them overcome a health challenge in their life.

It’s one of the reasons that this line in our creed really stands out: “I believe tomorrow will be even better because of what I do today.”

At our all-company meetings each quarter, a success story is always presented. For example, we recently heard about Erick, who runs the blog Life Without Boundaries. Erick originally reached out to us through Twitter to tell us how the AMT has impacted his life and his battle against rheumatoid arthritis:

“At first I surrendered to what was coming from R.A.,” he wrote to us in an email. “One day I woke up with a decision to take my life back. I was fed up with all of the weight that the medication and sedentary lifestyle gave me. I was a former bodybuilder, surfer and runner. I had to make a change.”

It was during Erick’s training when a trainer he had become friends with suggested using the AMT® .

“I really liked how I could change the stride from short to long as well as go backwards and even use it as a stair climber all without stopping,” he wrote, adding that there was no impact on his joints. “My first workouts only lasted 10 minutes and I was exhausted. After three weeks, my training on the AMT progressively got better and longer. I’m currently able to run an hour on the AMT without any issues with my R.A.”