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Here is some information about keeping a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight.

Eating well with arthritis | Versus Arthritis

Weight management

We encourage patients to maintain a healthy weight to reduce strain on joints.

Specialist weight management support


It is recommended to drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week, spread across 3 days or more. That's around 6 medium glasses (175ml) of wine or 6 pints of 4% beer.

There's no completely safe level of drinking but still within these guidelines reduces your risk of harming your health. In Rheumatology some medications and conditions may impact on liver function so you will be advised in some cases to limit your alcohol even further. Please discuss this with you health professional.

Reducing and stopping alcohol/drugs

Active Living

It is important to keep active. Please see some links to help you stay active.

Exercise | National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

NHS Exercise Videos - Versus Arthritis

Smoking | National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)