The Holidays Are Almost Here


It is never too early to plan for holiday gift buying. If you are like me, finding a new and unique gift for friends and family gets harder and harder each year.  If you have anyone on your list that has any difficulty holding simple objects because of arthritis or carpal tunnel, consider a Pad Go Round. It is not only physically painful to hold certain devices, it is emotionally painful to be restricted in your every day activities.  The Pad Go Round is a tablet holder with ergonomic handles making it easier to hold an electronic tablet.  Help make everyday...

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Words Matter


I have had arthritis in my hands, wrists and knees for a number of years. My arthritis stems from the normal aging process and stress from years of walking in swamps. I had always said that I suffered from arthritis. I now have changed my perspective and I say I am an arthritis survivor not a victim. Words do matter. My arthritis will not go away so I deal with the symptoms. There are physical activities I can no longer do. I cannot ski, take a spinning class or walk moderate distances on hard pavement. This does not mean I...

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Arthritis, Yoga and Me


“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” - B.K.S. Iyengar The benefits of yoga are being heralded by many health organizations. We should look at yoga as an ongoing practice and not a quick fix. Yoga teaches us to coordinate our mind, body and breath in coordinated movements. Controlling the breath is essential for a meaningful yoga practice.  The benefits include: Increased flexibility. Increased muscle strength and tone. Improved respiration, energy and vitality. Maintaining a balanced metabolism. Weight reduction or maintenance Cardio and circulatory health. Improved athletic performance. Protection from injury....

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Arthritis Survivors Benefit from Yoga

Physical activity is an essential part of the effective treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to treatment guidelines published by the American College of Rheumatology.  John Hopkins Arthritis Center has published a study of the benefits yoga on reducing the symptoms of arthritis.  There have been over a dozen scientific studies have been conducted on people with arthritis. There have been promising results with some improvement in joint health, physical functioning, and mental/emotional well-being.  Yoga has been proven to have an important positive effect on quality of life. People with arthritis may also enjoy yoga more than...

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