Lifting weights - Does it increase inflammation levels?
I was diagnosed with MTD 8 years ago, although I believe I had been living with it for at least 7 years at that point. I watch what I eat and work out, stay out of the sun and stretch and in general that means I live with some pain, stiffness, etc but nothing to bad, although I can never get my RNP to go away sometimes my ANA does but I never get my c-reactive protein close to the normal range. I am getting older though and I've found it very difficult to lose (or sometimes even maintain) my weight. I used to be quite strong, and I was thinking about taking up weight lifting (I did this as a teen and young adult) to build my muscles back, but I am worried that this may increase my inflammation levels. Does anyone know if it's safe to slowly begin a weight lifting reginment?