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Jan 8, 2019

Nine Strategies for Managing Depression Caused by Arthritis

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Anyone who suffers from arthritis knows that the blues can become a part of life. According to The Arthritis Foundation, “People with arthritis have high rates of depression and anxiety. Many of those affected don’t receive mental health treatment – which could potentially help with their physical arthritis symptoms.” The good news is that it […]

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Dec 12, 2018

Tips for Cold Weather Exercise with Arthritis

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Winter has hit North Carolina! And while it may not be officially considered winter for a few weeks, these frigid days tell us otherwise. The temperatures are quickly dropping and that comfy couch and cozy blanket are much more appealing than a brisk walk outside. Unfortunately, inactivity will make pain and depression worse for arthritis […]

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Dec 6, 2018

7 Ways to Keep Crafting with Arthritis

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The holidays are here and anyone who likes to craft know that this truly is the most wonderful time of year. Baking, quilting, paper crafting, sewing, and woodworking are in full swing during the holiday season. Most crafters know how easy it is to drift into the craft “zone” which can lead to cramped fingers, […]

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Nov 2, 2018

Seven Strategies for Managing Flare-ups During the Holidays

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While this is the most wonderful time of the year for most, for those who suffer from arthritis it means increased chances of painful flare-ups. A flare-up is defined as pain, inflammation, stiffness, and fatigue that can limit your ability to life everyday life. If not effectively managed, arthritis flare-ups can hinder your lifestyle and […]

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Oct 25, 2018

Six Strategies on How to Stay Positive When Living with Arthritis

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We are all too familiar with the physical side of arthritis; the achy joints, endless fatigue, and the overwhelming stiffness. But there is a rarely discussed emotional side as well; the stress, anxiety, and depression that can accompany arthritis. Understanding the link between your physical symptoms and your emotions is an important part of the […]

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Oct 15, 2018

Regain: Five Common Arthritis Myths Busted

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Approximately 40 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis. Despite these staggering statics that show that this disease is widespread, many people don’t really understand what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do to ease the pain. A good place to start educating ourselves is by determining what […]

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Aug 14, 2018

Reclaim: 6 Tips for Managing Arthritis at Work

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Managing arthritis symptoms can be a job in itself. Combine the aches and pains of a chronic illness and the aches and pains of a career, and life can become a struggle. Fortunately, implementing a few simple guidelines can help get you through your day comfortably. Try these six tips for managing arthritis at work. […]

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Aug 7, 2018

Reconnect: 9 Tips for Staying Socially Active with Arthritis

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Your heart is telling you to be the life of the party, but your body is screaming no. It’s hard to be in a social mood when you’re achy, fatigued, and sore. If you suffer from arthritis, chances are you have passed up many opportunities to enjoy time with your friends and family. For social […]

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Jul 12, 2018

Reclaim: Five Tips for Battling Arthritis Burnout

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Phone calls, doctors’ appointments, prescription refills, bills, insurance paperwork – it can be overwhelming and exhausting for arthritis patients. Fighting this disease can feel like an uphill and never-ending battle, and it will take its toll on those who suffer from it. Chronically ill patients can quickly become burned out trying to manage their illness, […]

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Jul 9, 2018

Regain: Eight Energy-Boosting Tips

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Fighting fatigue is a daily struggle for people who have arthritis. Instead of suffering through or missing fun activities because arthritis has you exhausted, follow these eight energy-boosting tips. Eat superfoods. What we put into our body has a huge impact on how it operates. Unhealthy, high caffeine, or sugary foods may provide a brief […]

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