4 Ways You Can Reduce Your Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
1. Quit smoking
Smoking can cause more than just cancer
In case you’ve missed the important PSA regarding smoking cigarettes and tobacco use over the past several decades, smoking causes a whole host of health problems. Just don’t do it, OK? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “smoking is the strongest and most consistent modifiable risk factor for RA.” This means you can easily lower your risk by dropping the cigs.
Furthermore, the CDC also says people who have been exposed to maternal smoking as children are twice likely to develop RA as adults. The power is in your hands, literally. So put down the cigarette and commit to a healthier lifestyle.