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Right you people, we want 100 press-ups now! Not really. What we really want is for you to love and cherish the body you’re in, and to help it stay as strong as possible, in a way that’s right for you. Yes, that means getting off the sofa and watching the booze and fags, but everything in this section is do-able with arthritis. We’re proud of you for trying.

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Common nutrition questions answered

Photo by Miwok / CC Is there really such a thing as an arthritis diet? Dietitian Martin Lau answers this and other popular diet and nutrition questions Diet is a…

The truth about arthritis and smoking

Is it really the evil weed? Read on to discover the truth about smoking and arthritis Sorry people – the truth is smoking is just bad for everybody. You know…

What causes tiredness?

We all feel tired from time to time, but for some it seems to never go away. It can help to understand why... Photo by OiMax / CC Tiredness will…

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How is it possible to be a dancer with arthritis? Chloe’s story

There’s never a good time to find out you have arthritis, but Chloe faced some tough odds when she was diagnosed in her third year of musical theatre college. With…

An Arthritis Foodie: Emily’s Story

We all love food, right? Well, 27-year-old Emily loves it so much that she’s set up an Instagram page all about food, specifically for people with arthritis! Diagnosed at age…

Inspired by Strictly? Get your dancing shoes on!

Dancing can be beneficial for people with arthritis – are you thinking about giving it a whirl? If you’ve been glued to Strictly for the past few weeks and fancy…

Does the weather really affect your arthritis? A new study says it can do!

For thousands of years, there has been a belief by people living with long-term pain conditions, such as arthritis, that their pain is affected by the weather. About 75% of…

Cannabidiol and arthritis – a consultant’s view

If you are thinking about trying cannabidiol, or CBD, it's important to find out exactly what the potential benefits and risks are first. Dr Martin Lee advises Cannabidiol (CBD) is…

How to pace yourself

Photo by Tom Bullock / CC Picture posed by model. Honestly, if Superman had arthritis he wouldn't be saving the world in one movie. You see, it's all about pacing...…

Why walking can be a game-changer for your body

Photo by Phil Dolby / CC It's no surprise that walking is good for you if you have arthritis, but did you know in just how many ways? "Why would…

Five reasons to try strength training

Photo by Jenn & Tony Bot Research has found strength training to be particularly helpful for mind and body if you have arthritis. Here's why Right now in the fitness…

Not sure about mixing alcohol and arthritis? Here’s what you need to know

People without arthritis are always being told that alcohol is fine "in moderation", but moderation isn't always what you want, right? Not everybody can be "moderate" all the time, especially…

Think exercise with arthritis is out? Think again!

It's not true that you can't exercise with arthritis. In fact, it's a very good idea! Here's why Regular exercise can make you feel and look fantastic – it will…

The benefits of occupational therapy

Photo by romanlily / CC From careers advice to home aids, an Occupational Therapist can help you feel more confident in so many ways Occupational therapists are incredibly useful people.…

Is your extra weight hurting you?

Getting your weight just right is a brilliant way to help arthritis symptoms. Here's how We all know a healthy weight is important for everyone – but it is particularly…

The benefits of physiotherapy

Picture posed by models. © iStockphoto/WavebreakMedia Physiotherapy isn't just a necessary evil – it can ease arthritis symptoms, keep you mobile and help you feel fabulous Physiotherapy isn't just a…

Treat tired hands to a DIY massage

Photo by Leana Reflexologist Niki McGlynn shows how to give achey hands a gentle massage Reflexologist Niki McGlynn, founder of Niki's Organic Balms, writes: Hand massage can help alleviate the…

Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have arthritis?

Photo by Prio / CC If you have arthritis you should think carefully before having a tattoo. Dr. John Ioannou explains why It's the decade of self-expression. Most of us…

How to help your body through summer

©iStock.com/Astroid. Picture posed by model. From sun sensitivity to leaving your meds on holiday island, we've all been there with these typical summer mishaps 1. You're in Ibiza, your meds…

The ups (and downs) of testing my body’s limits

Photo by Trent / CC With every good day comes an opportunity to find out just what my body is capable of (probably not these stairs!) I've been on a…

Sunkissed looks for the sun-sensitive

© Marie Claire Don't let a little (ok, big) thing like sun sensitivity get in the way of a glorious bronzed look this summer! Many of us love the look…

Tiredness tips from an Occupational Therapist

Photo by Heather Moore From pacing to Spoon Theory, Rheumatology Occupational Therapist Charlie Laver shares her tips for easing tiredness Charlie Laver is a specialist Rheumatology Occupational Therapist at Pennine…

Tiredness tips from a Physiotherapist

Picture posed by model. ©iStock.com/Rocofoto. Physiotherapist Ripal Patel shares her expert tips for using exercise and the three Ps to combat tiredness If you're suffering from constant tiredness it's likely…

Tiredness tips from a Rheumatology Nurse

Photo by shiokuma / CC Chris Russell-White is a Rheumatology Nurse Specialist at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. No stranger to tackling the problem of tiredness amongst his patients,…

Tiredness tips from a Nutritionist

Photo by Eli Molina / CC Nutrition Scientist Eleana Papadopoulou explains how to eat your way to more energy Eleana Papadopoulou is a Nutrition Scientist for the British Nutrition Foundation.…

An ode to sleep

Rest, snooze, shut eye, sleep. Whatever you call it - isn't it great? I love sleep. I've always liked it. It's just one of those things. One of those beautiful…

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