How a Healthy Body Weight Can Help With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Everyday Health—January 26, 2016

Everyday Health reports that physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight is key for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

According to Theodore Fields, MD, FACP, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, "Being overweight can make spine and hip pain worse," he says. "The extra weight can increase the load on your joints and make it harder to find the motivation to exercise."

By exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy body weight, you may find less joint pain, more flexible, more energy, and your heart will be healthier.

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