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6 Simple Tips to Stave Off Arthritis Pain




There are simple practices that may greatly decrease your risk and severity of arthritis flare-ups. Following these tips will reduce painful and swollen joints, improve mood, and increase quality of life.


#1 DRINK WATER

The body is comprised of about 60% water. Dehydration causes a decrease in function of all

major organs, muscles, and even bones.


#2 GET TO SLEEP

Adults of all ages need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Sleep is when your body repairs muscles,

organs, and cells. In this resting state, chemicals will circulate in the blood that help to strengthen

the immune system.


#3 SET A SCHEDULE

Plan your days! Get into a routine of good habits. Setting alarms to get up, make phone calls,

exercise, cleaning, and meals will provide a daily purpose.

Writing “to-do” lists on a paper calendar and crossing off items as they are accomplished

provides a heightened sense of satisfaction and self-worth.


#4 EAT REAL FOOD

The fewer ingredients, the better. Read labels to avoid too much sugar, salt, and oil. I call these

the “S.O.S.” These are foods that are known to cause inflammation and increase the risk for

flare-ups. Examples are snacks and sweets loaded with preservatives, tpoor quality salt and added sugar.


#5 EXERCISE DAILY

Think of exercise as something you “work in” each day and not as a “work out.” Improving

muscle strength, mobility, flexibility, and cardiovascular health reduces symptoms of

autoimmune disease.


Hiring a virtual Arthritis Fitness Specialist once or twice a week to provide accountability and

write safe and effective exercise programs is a great start.


#6 PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

The simple act of taking a few deep and meaningful breaths throughout the day is a great way to

reduce stress and decrease negative physiological responses. Incorporating some gentle stretches

in the morning, after periods of inactivity, and before bed is also a great way to bring awareness

to the body, ease tension, reduce anxiety, and lessen the symptoms associated with arthritis.


Implement these new tips into your daily routine and let us know how you feel afterwards.

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