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Lifestyle Changes

Ankylosing Spondylitis can impact every area of your life. It is important for you to develop a positive approach towards managing your condition. Here are a few lifestyle modifications that will help you live well with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet[1]

  • Plenty of vegetables, sprouts, fruits

  • Whole grains

  • Omega-3 or healthy fats

  • Plenty of fluids

Ensure that you sleep well

  • Sleep for 7 to 8 hours

  • Ensure good sleep posture

  • Sleep on firm and even surfaces

  • Develop a bed time routine

Be stress free

  • Consider deep breathing or yoga

  • Journal your thoughts

  • Join support groups

  • Get professional help


  1. Everyday health. A Healthy Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 20 Sep 2021

  2.  Arthritis health. How to Sleep Better if You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 20 Sep 2021

  3. Everyday health. What to Do When Ankylosing Spondylitis Gets You Down. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 20 Sep 2021

Disclaimer: This material is not meant to replace professional advice from HCPs. Please consult your doctors/physiotherapist if you have any questions or before undertaking any physical activities.