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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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Treat tired hands to a DIY massage

Reflexologist Niki McGlynn shows how to give achy hands a gentle massage

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

If you have arthritis you should think carefully before having a tattoo. Dr. John Ioannou explains why

Tiredness tips from an Occupational Therapist

From pacing to Spoon Theory, rheumatology occupational therapist Charlie Laver shares her tips for beating constant tiredness

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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…

Common nutrition questions answered

Is there really such a thing as an arthritis diet? Dietitian Martin Lau answers this and other popular diet and nutrition questions

How to pace yourself

When you have arthritis it’s important to pace yourself. Here are some easy techniques to start using today

Why walking can be a game-changer for your body

It’s no surprise that walking is good for you if you have arthritis, but did you know in just how many ways?

Five reasons to try strength training

Find out how strength training is helping arthritis sufferers improve their health and wellbeing

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…

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

Occupational therapists are incredibly useful people. They can help you get on with your work, hobbies and household tasks independently

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

Physiotherapy isn’t just a necessary evil – it can ease arthritis symptoms, keep you mobile and help you feel fabulous

How to help your body through summer

Wise up to these common summer pitfalls and it won’t just be the weather that’s sunny

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

With every good day, comes a new opportunity to discover what my body will do

Sunkissed looks for the sun-sensitive

Some types of arthritis and drugs can cause photosensitivity, so the best way to tan is to fake it.

What causes tiredness?

Some people with arthritis feel constantly exhausted. It can help to understand possible reasons why this might be happening

Tiredness tips from a Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Rita Patel shares her expert tips for using exercise to combat arthritis related tiredness and fatigue

Tiredness tips from a Rheumatology Nurse

Top tips on tiredness from Chris Russell-White, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist

Tiredness tips from a Nutritionist

Does arthritis leave you exhausted? Eat your way to more energy with these top tips from a nutritionist

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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