Monthly Archives: January 2014

Getting A Handle On Our Arthritis Symptoms

166771642Unfortunately, arthritis is a condition that is familiar to people of all ages, races and backgrounds. However, there are many things about arthritis that people do not know, things that could make living with arthritis manageable. What you are going to read in the following article will help you deal with your arthritis.

Create a support system that includes other patients with arthritis. Friends and family members may not always be supportive of the pain you’re in, or may simply not understand the crippling nature of the condition. Having friends with arthritis can give you someone to talk to about your pain, who understands the problem and won’t judge you, while also taking the stress off of your family, when trying to deal with your issues.

Studies have proven that consuming alcohol in small quantities does not have a negative effect. In fact, some research suggests that a little alcohol can actually reduce the symptoms.

Learn as much as possible about arthritis so that you can have an active role when it comes to managing your disease. You can find a lot of information about managing pain, exercise, and nutrition from a variety of sources. By taking the time to thoroughly research arthritis, you may discover new treatments, foods or exercises that can help to reduce your pain.

Because arthritis can effect the way that you cook, it is important that you buy the proper cookware and utensils. If you pick any old utensil, you may find that you cannot use it. It is recommended that people with arthritis get lightweight cooking utensils that have easy grips.

Buy products that are specially designed for arthritis sufferers. There is no need to struggle with tasks like opening a jar, buttoning your shirt or turning a doorknob when there are products on the market designed to help you do all of those things. In fact, there are products designed to help arthritis sufferers with just about any task you can think of. Try searching online for arthritis-friendly products or check with any of the leading arthritis organizations for a list of helpful products.

Perform the proper types of exercise for the right amount of time. Exercising is a great way to keep yourself in shape, along with improving your flexibility. Low impact exercise can keep your body fit and flexible, but be careful not to stress or strain yourself. If you experience pain, stop.

Go to a local yoga class. Yoga is beneficial to both the mind and body, as it increases flexibility in both areas. Yoga can teach you tricks on how to manage your symptoms effectively. Even if you cannot get out to a yoga class, you may want to try doing it at home.

In conclusion, arthritis is a condition that effects people of all kinds. If you know everything there is to know about arthritis, you may find that it is a manageable condition. Use the information that was provided to you in this article in order to make your life an arthritis-free one.

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Running For Your Health In 2014

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Welcome To A Healthy 2014!

In order to kick this year off on a healthy foot — so to speak — we are encouraging everyone to take extra strides this year in keeping themselves healthy, fit, and nutrition-conscious. Starting off the year right can give you the power boost you need to stick to your healthy resolutions and continue them throughout the new year.

We know, it can be hard to stick to that New Year’s Resolution, with as many as 90% of those who make a resolution failing to keep it for the entire year. There is one way to help yourself stick to your goals throughout the year, simply set a goal for yourself later in the year, that you can work towards in the meantime. That goal will help you to keep your eyes forward, instead of in-place, and will keep you powering on until that goal arrives.

This year’s suggested goal: is the New Jersey State Triathlon.

The New Jersey State Triathlon 2014

This years triathlon has been announced, and makes the perfect goal for those that want to concentrate on their health in the new year. This event — taking place on the dates of 7.19.14 & 7.20.14, is the perfect goal for you to strive toward. This is not an iron-man race, where only the toughest of athletes survive, there include options for walking the course, and is more about getting together for a healthy exercise, than about competition.

Preparing for this summer triathlon will help you to keep small goals throughout the spring as you train for the event. Every little baby step you take brings you closer to your event goal, and you are reaping the health benefits every day that you train for the event.

Find A Healthy You In 2014

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Advice On Living With Severe Back Pain

80616378Most people have experienced back pain at some time in their life, and when it happens to you, there is help. There are some things you can do to help relieve the pain and also prevent further problems. Take a look at the advice in the article below so that you can feel better today.

To help prevent or alleviate back pain, try walking each day. Research has indicated that walking helps relieve back pain, whereas doing specific exercises meant to alleviate back pain may actually make the pain worse. Although your back may hurt, it is important to walk briskly for three hours per week to obtain relief.

Remain as active as possible during a bout of back pain, as it has been shown that activity is more helpful to recovery than lying in bed. Try to carry out normal activities, within reason, as studies have shown that this leads to a more rapid recovery than bed rest or back-specific exercise.

Sleep on your side in order to prevent and alleviate back pain. Also, place a pillow between your knees to help keep your spine in proper alignment. Sleeping on your stomach or back can result in back pain, but sleeping on your side with knees slightly bent is helpful.

There are fitness programs that are very effective in decreasing injuries to the back and the pain that results from them. For example, you can avoid unnecessary muscle strain with the flexibility you learn from yoga. Also, exercising that focuses on strengthening core muscles may help those that lift regularly do their job by helping the most commonly used muscles in the back.

Sooner or later it is likely that you will experience back pain, but you can see from the advice in the article above that you can do something about the pain. The information above will get you started and you will feel better knowing that you have the information you need to help relieve the pain.