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Osteoarthritis Management Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Osteoarthritis Management.

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

The Causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis

When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo...  Read more

Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis

Unlike other forms of forms of arthritis, your risk of developing osteoarthritis is largely related to lifestyle factors like diet, weight, exercise, and previous injury. In fact, dietary and lifestyle changes can have a huge affect on the prevention...  Read more

How Yoga Helps Relieve Pain

My mom used to love aerobics. Back in the '80s, she had an electric blue workout outfit that I liked to wear when I played dress up. She did Jane Fonda's toning tapes in front of the TV, walked (with her Walkman) in the mornings with a fr...  Read more

waist management!
Updated 2/23/2014 2:20:49 PM

Hi friends, I'm not new here- been off and on since 2008. My second baby was born in December 2011 and I was 94 kgs at that time. In two plus years time, I've managed to reach 68.5 kgs. When I compared the inches as entered in SP in 2011, I'm gl...  Read more

Friend Feed - "Management" setting malfunction
Updated 2/13/2014 3:53:18 PM

The "management" page for the friend feed is nonfunctional... hopefully this is temporary as a result of the new change to the Friend Feed.. ?: Although previously and again today (!) I have clicked to not see anything but friends' blogs and the...  Read more

stress management
Updated 1/10/2014 11:27:40 AM

what does everyone do to stay calm and reduce stress? i'm working out regularly, but i had to walk away from a venue because they just wouldn't negotiate most of the terms of their contract. i'd been a giant ball of stress until i decided to just go...  Read more

Special challenges Asthma and Osteoarthritis
Updated 1/8/2014 7:42:26 AM

Hi, I am embarking on my new Lifestyle journey with Sparkpeople. I refuse to call it a "diet" because Diets dont work, because you can never stick to them for long.. I feel that real and lasting change has to come from a commitment to a Lifestyle ch...  Read more

STRESS Management
Updated 1/3/2014 11:01:36 AM

This is the time of year when we try to clean up our acts and Detox. I read an article this morning that mentioned how stress is one of those issues...almost everyone has some form of stress... what it does to you depends on how you respond to it...  Read more

Not the End of the World

The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not...  Read more

Pin as tab the Nutrition tracker page (Firefox 4)

I used "Pin as tab" in Firefox 4 to fix my daily nutrition tracker page.This way, my nutrition tracker is always there one click away when Firefox opens up. It is less time to add food, and I am more likely to track. ("Pin as tab" is also useful for...  Read more

Pre-Baby Weight Management (PBWM)

Welcome! This is a team dedicated to help women get healthy enough to have children! Lose the pounds, inches and get in shape for a happy, healthy pregnacy!...  Read more

Flip-Flops May Not Be So Bad After All

Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I...  Read more

Think Exercise is Bad for Your Knees? Think Again!

Over the years, I've gotten some interesting comments when family or friends find out I'm a runner. "Be careful- that stuff is terrible for your knees!" or "Why would you want to do that kind of damage to your joints?" are some of the most memorable...  Read more