Keeping active when one has arthritis is very important - in fact vital. If the arthritis happens to be in feet, knees and ankles it is easier still to decide to sit around. But I know from bitter experience that it does no good at all. An hour of movement followed by a sit down with one's feet up is the answer so that is what I try to do. The lady who now walks my dog has rung to say she will take Tess today when it gets a bit cooler - so I don't have to worry. Tess has already had her morning walk and is now laid out in the sun on the patio.
As my daughter in law has a special birthday today we are going our for a celebratory meal this evening, so no need to bother with food either. So I shall take a chair out onto the patio, sit in the sun and read my book (Austerlitz by W G Sebald)- enjoy the sun if you are lucky enough to have it where you are - it isn't set to last long.