Living with RA

There are steps you can take in your daily life to help make living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) easier. Click on the tabs below for tips on exercise, healthy eating, and connecting with others who are living with RA. Don't forget to also give your body the rest it needs.

If you have moderate to severe RA, you don’t have to feel like you’re alone. There are plenty of resources available online that can offer support and help you connect with others who are living with your condition. These include local support groups, fundraising walks, outreach programs, online communities, and volunteer opportunities. The websites below can help you learn more about your condition and connect with the RA community.

Janssen Biotech, Inc., the maker of SIMPONI®, does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of any of the websites listed below, or the services provided by these organizations. Clicking on any of the links below will take you to a website to which’s privacy policy does not apply. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.


Arthritis Connect

Arthritis Connect is a social network that makes it easy to start conversations, share treatment experiences, read and post recommendations, and much more.


The Arthritis Foundation

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.


Arthritis Foundation - Let's Move Together

The Arthritis Foundation’s Let's Move Together site helps people overcome the obstacles of living with arthritis by taking the first step toward a lifetime of physical activity.


Arthritis Today

The online home of the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Today magazine is a great source of tips and information for people living with arthritis. It includes a community where you can share ideas, ask for advice, read blogs, play games, and more.


Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)

The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) is the charity that funds research to cure arthritis. The ANRF website provides a comprehensive look at all the research projects they funded. You can also get their free report which will give you a great information overview about arthritis and some of the projects underway.



CreakyJoints provides treatment information, advice from professionals, and public forums for people living with arthritis to share their experiences.


The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center

This website provides interactive, educational information about RA. It features a "Patient's Corner" with lifestyle information.


Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic website offers health information and self-improvement tools.


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

NIAMS is a division of the National Institutes of Health whose primary focus is to provide research, training, and information resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. This website offers information and links to various resources about rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, treatment, research, and disease states.


Patients Like Me

This site allows you to share your experiences with living with RA in order to help yourself, others like you, and organizations that focus on your condition.

Selected Important Safety Information

SIMPONI® (golimumab) can lower your ability to fight infections. Serious and sometimes fatal events may occur. There have been reports of serious infections including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that have spread throughout the body. Other possible serious side effects may include lymphoma, skin cancer, a rare and fatal cancer called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, other cancers, hepatitis B, heart failure, nervous system problems, lupus-like syndrome, or allergic reactions. To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor.

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