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Arthritis Tips

Living with arthritis can be painful and debilitating. However, there are things that you or a loved one can do to improve quality of life. Learn more about how nutrition, exercise, and appropriate treatments and medications can benefit those living with arthritis.

5 Tips for Living with Arthritis

1. Keep moving.
Staying still might reduce pain sensations, but is not good for circulation, joints, ligaments, or muscles.

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2. Respect pain.
Listen to the body and get treatments or medication for pain because it’s a sign that the body is in distress. Don’t “grin and bear it.”

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3. Eat well.
Some foods can cause inflammation whereas others can fight inflammation.

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4. Laugh and listen.

Deep breathing, yoga, and meditation are just a few of the ways to reduce stress and control blood pressure.

5. Ask for help.

Don’t risk injury because of pride. Arthritis can make activities of daily living a challenge, such as bathing or cooking. Ask family, friends, or a caregiver to assist with moving furniture, doing chores, and more.