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Making A Plan For The New Year To Help Control Your Arthritis Symptoms. II

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Have you gained or lost weight over the last year? Most people who have arthritis experience weight gain over time. The most common reasons for this are they become more sedentary, but their eating habits remain the same. This equation of the same amount of calories being ingested, combined with less calories being burned equals weight gain. When you have arthritis it is always a good idea to eat a well balanced diet, unless you have identified certain foods that make your symptoms worse. Many of the inflammatory forms of arthritis are thought to have an autoimmune connection; so trying to maintain good nutritional support is vital to a person’s general health. (more…)

Making A Plan For The New Year To Help Control Your Arthritis Symptoms. I

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The New Year is upon us and now is a good time to re-evaluate how well you are dealing with your arthritis. Has your condition worsened over the last 12 months, or are things better? Have you gained some control back over your life?

How effective is your medical therapy in controlling symptoms? Have you been able to reduce your weight if that was a concern? How are your sleeping and eating habits? What is your activity level like compared to a year ago? What is your social life like today? What are your expectations for the coming year concerning your arthritis?