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Nov 14, 2019

Six Strategies for Keeping Stress at Bay During the Holidays

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Many people look forward to the holiday season and the start of a new year. It provides an opportunity to spend quality time with family, take some off of work, and celebrate traditions. While this can be a fun and joyous time, it can also be very stressful. Unfortunately, chronic conditions don’t take a break […]

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Nov 7, 2019

Seven Important Sleep Tips for Arthritis Sufferers

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Darkness is settling in sooner, plants are shedding their leaves, and animals are prepping for the cold. It’s obvious that nature is telling us it is time to slow down, and if you suffer from arthritis, you must listen. Fall is here, so that means it’s time to settle in sooner and get plenty of […]

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Oct 16, 2019

Five Best Spices for Arthritis

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Certain foods have been identified as anti-inflammatories and can help reduce chronic pain for arthritis sufferers. One easy way to incorporate these into your diet is through spices. And although a dash of cinnamon on your toast won’t be super helpful, many of these spices can pack a punch when you consume them throughout the […]

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Oct 2, 2019

6 Tips for Making Your Arthritis Workout More Social This Fall

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Things are cooling down here in southeastern NC. There is a crispness in the air, and the leaves are morphing into beautiful colors. However, as the season continues, the days will get shorter and the temperatures will drop. On these days, you may want to just curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket. But […]

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Sep 16, 2019

Seven Tips for Coping with Arthritis Flares

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If you have arthritis, you are all too familiar with these feelings: stiff, swollen joints, overwhelming fatigue. This magnification of symptoms is called a flare, and they can happen to anyone with arthritis. What triggers a flare is not clear, but by working with your doctor, you can manage the pain and fatigue and keep […]

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Sep 9, 2019

Arthritis Dos and Don’ts

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Arthritis Dos and Don’ts There is a lot of advice about how to ease arthritis pain and stiffness with exercise, medication, and stress reduction. But how do you know what will work for you? Take charge of your diagnosis by following these simple dos and don’ts. As a result, you can enjoy life more and […]

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Aug 16, 2019

Five Common Exercise Hurdles with Arthritis and How to Overcome Them

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Exercise plays a key role in managing arthritis symptoms. Unfortunately, starting and maintaining an exercise program when you have arthritis isn’t that simple. Here are five ideas to help you overcome those common exercise hurdles. Pain. If pain is holding you back from being active, take a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory over-the-counter pain reliever before you exercise. […]

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Aug 2, 2019

Life Hacks to Help Cope with Your Arthritis

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If you have arthritis, chores, errands, and other everyday tasks are no simple feats. It isn’t always easy to complete your to-do list with the pain and fatigue, and coping with arthritis means you may need more time to get tasks done. But that’s ok! You can’t do it all at once, so consistent breaks […]

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Jul 14, 2019

Ways to Stop Negative Feelings that can Intensify Arthritis Pain

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Chronic pain can easily turn your life into a vicious cycle of pain feeding pessimism. Feeling down because of arthritis is expected to a certain degree, but if your mindset becomes totally pessimistic you are actually allowing your pain to increase. If you’re feeling cynical and hopeless, you are less likely to be compliant with […]

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Jul 5, 2019

Six Tips to Slow Down your Busy Life with Arthritis

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Constantly managing an overloaded calendar and saying yes without allowing time for a break can be crippling for arthritis patients. For many people with arthritis, it’s hard to let your disease take control, so many patients overcompensate with packed schedules and too many commitments. However, this kind of behavior can take a physical, mental, and […]

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