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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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Jun 12, 2019

Six Tips to Make Grocery Shopping Made Easier with Arthritis

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Shopping for groceries can be overwhelming and exhausting for those with arthritis. The key to success is being prepared and employing the right combination of strategy and outside help. Keep reading to learn how! Plan ahead. Plan your grocery trip around when you usually feel your best and most energetic. Remember to consider the time […]

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Jun 5, 2019

Eight Arthritis-Friendly Outdoor Hobbies

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If you have arthritis, you have gotten used to the painful, swollen, and stiff joints. You are well aware that you can become easily fatigued. You know this disease will force you to slow down or stop completely. All of these well-known symptoms can get in the way of doing the things you love, but […]

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May 16, 2019

Six Self-Care Indulgences for Arthritis Sufferers

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We live in fast-paced world and multi-tasking is a must, so it’s essential that we all dedicate time to relax and unplug. For arthritis sufferers, self-indulging isn’t just an occasional feel-good extravagance, it can be a form of physical and mental treatment. Allowing yourself to recharge and renew can be extremely beneficial; keep reading for […]

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