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
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
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
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
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
Hello, I'm Tina, and yes I'm 53 years old. I found this site by just looking on line for help. I was diagnose in 2009. Since then, I have been able to keep my fibro under control. What I need help with is diet and exercise. I'm hoping someone can hel... Read more
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
I am 45 yr old and have osteoarthritis in my left hip (moderate damage) & lower back ( recent discovery)..I recently noticed pain in my left knee too (because of the way I must be walking or something) walking is very painful so running,... Read more
I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my back. I am pretty much in constant pain. It eases up some during the day, but i can't seem to find any stretching exercises that make me feel better. I was wanting to start up the couch to 5K p... Read more
Green Beans are a great source of fiber and are about 99 cents per lb. right now. Green beans help those suffering from asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines because of their anti-inflammatory properties. They also prevent choles... Read more
Eat onions, scallions,leeks, a drizzle of olive oil, cherries, berries, salmon, citrus fruit, carrots, sweet potatoes, ginger all help with inflamation. Avoid Animal fat, butter,margarine & sour cream; animal fats are high in omega-6 fatty acids whi... Read more
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
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
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