Tips for living with ankylosing spondylitis

A few simple changes in your lifestyle can help you better manage your ankylosing spondylitis

Sleep

Get plenty of sleep

Listen to your body and try to balance physical activity with rest periods during the day.

Exercise

Exercise

Proper exercise may not only help decrease your pain, but may also increase your flexibility. Talk with your doctor about what physical activity may work for you.

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Keep a healthy diet

It is important to maintain a nutritious, well-balanced diet that provides plenty of vitamins and minerals. Ask your doctor what kind of diet may work for you.

Joint protection

Posture

Practicing good posture techniques impacts the way a person with ankylosing spondylitis looks and feels.

Stay positive

Stay positive

Try to focus on the activities in your life that make you happy. The support of family and friends can also help you maintain a positive outlook.

 

For more tips, please visit spondylitis.org.

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