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Why Haven’t You Tried Yoga Yet?

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Finding a weekly exercise routine can be tough if you’re experiencing arthritis pain and symptoms. Arthritis specialists recommend yoga as an exercise because it is gentle enough to help soothe pain and reduce tension while also increasing flexibility, which are all factors that will help cope with the disease. Doctors recommend doing yoga to not […]

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The Benefits of Putting Some Spring In Your Step This Season

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Believe it or not, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and warmer weather is indeed approaching. The warmer seasons bring an ideal time for outdoor aerobic activity, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is proven to not only help with your physical well being, but also your “function, mood, and quality […]

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10 Tips to Relieve Back Pain at Home

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Home. The one place where you can relax, unwind, and generally take it easy. Except when you’ve got back pain; then home feels a lot less hospitable. Fortunately, with the right modifications, you can turn your home into a place for back pain relief.  Here are ten tips to get started: 1  Stand more — standing […]

4 Balance Exercises for Older Adults to Try Out

Tips for Decreasing Swelling & Stiffness from Arthritis

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Ever notice how fit, happy, and energetic the actors in arthritis drug commercials are? Of course that’s not by accident. Nor is it an accident that the commercials only hint at arthritis symptoms. They never show graphic up-close pictures of swollen joints. It would ruin the good feelings and mood. Which is probably why you never see […]

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Managing Chronic Back Pain During Sleep

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Nighttime might be the worst time if you suffer from chronic back pain. Sleep disruptions interfere with everything, even lowering your ability to tolerate back pain during the day. Losing sleep is what drives millions of Americans to seek products for back pain every year. Oddly enough, sometimes people blame their back pain on sleeping (“I woke up with a back ache!”). […]

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Understanding the Perks of Heat Therapy for Arthritis

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Although “heat therapy” is fairly new in arthritis treatment options, the concept behind it isn’t. Scientists and doctors have long known that direct heat provides support for arthritis pain. Heat (or thermo) therapy works by applying heat to a specific body part. Internally, heat expands blood vessels, causing them to absorb more oxygen and nutrients. These larger blood […]

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Don’t Freak Out! The Holidays Are Here!

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We’re here! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and it is ON! Your son is home from college, your daughter, her husband and their baby are crammed in her childhood bedroom, and Great Aunt Rosemarie and her new boyfriend/caregiver Carlos are posted up in your guest room. Time to defrost the turkey, peel potatoes, snip green […]