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Arthritis Diet - Exercise - Prevention - Risk Factors

Controlling risk factors can help prevent or manage arthritis. Learn more about how diet and exercise play a significant role in managing arthritis.
  1. Diet (36)
  2. Dietary Supplements
  3. Exercise and Arthritis (36)
  4. Exercise: Cycling (19)
  5. Exercise: Running (22)
  6. Exercise: Tai Chi (13)
  7. Exercise: Walking (27)
  8. Exercise: Water Exercises (26)
  9. Exercise: Yoga (17)
  10. Flu Prevention Measures (13)
  11. Joint Protection (26)
  12. Natural Diet Remedies
  13. Nutrition (37)
  14. Smoking (29)
  15. Sports Injury and Arthritis
  16. Use of Alcohol (23)
  17. Weight Control (40)

Diet And Arthritis: The Link Is Complex
Most types of arthritis are unaffected by specific diet, but nutritious eating is important for everyone.

6 Reasons Arthritis Patients Should Exercise
Exercise is important for overall better health. Arthritis patients sometimes resist exercise, fearing it will make their condition worse. But exercise really should be part of an arthritis patient's treatment regimen.

Does a Sedentary Lifestyle Make Arthritis Worse?
A sedentary lifestyle is not recommended for better health and that includes people who have arthritis. Actually a sedentary lifestyle can make arthritis worse. Why is it so important to keep moving?

How Do Arthritis Patients Perceive Exercise?
Why do some people with arthritis avoid exercise though there are known benefits? What do people with arthritis believe about exercise?

Do You Use Joint Protection Techniques?
You can lessen arthritis pain and preserve your joints by following joint protection techniques and principles.

Quiz: Arthritis Risk Factors
A risk factor increases your likelihood of developing a disease or condition. Theoretically, the more risk factors you have the higher the risk of developing that condition. Do you have any of the risk factors associated with arthritis?

Arthritis & Diet Quiz
Does diet have any impact on arthritis? Do specific foods or supplements reduce inflammation? Does diet affect bone strength and joint flexibility? Take our Arthritis & Diet Quiz.

Arthritis & Exercise Quiz
Does exercise have any impact on arthritis? Does exercise help or hurt joints burdened by arthritis? If you exercise or plan on starting an exercise program, do you know all you need to know? Take our Arthritis & Exercise Quiz.

Arthritis & Weight Loss Quiz
A sedentary lifestyle, medication side effects, and not always eating as healthy as possible are all contributors to weight gain. How much do you know about maintaining ideal weight and weight loss? Take our Arthritis & Weight Loss Quiz.

Osteoporosis Risk Factor Quiz
The more risk factors you have for a specific disease, the more likely it is you will develop that disease. Do you have any of the risk factors associated with osteoporosis? Take the Osteoporosis Risk Factor Quiz.

Gout Risk Factor Quiz
A risk factor increases your chances of developing gout but it is not certain that you will develop the disease. What factors increase the risk of developing gout?

The Gout Diet Quiz
Gout is one of the forms of arthritis most affected by diet. Take our quiz about gout and diet and test your knowledge and see if you know what foods to eat and what foods to avoid if you have gout.

Fruits And Vegetables May Cut Arthritis Risk and Reduce Inflammation
Certain carotenoids, including beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin, may reduce risk of arthritis.

How to Prevent Slips and Falls
Slips and falls can greatly threaten your health and independence. Slips and falls are major causes of serious injury and death. Slips and falls have many causes, but usually have one thing in common. They could have been prevented.

Over One-Third Of People With Arthritis Get No Exercise
Many people with arthritis do not exercise at all, even though remaining active can relieve arthritis symptoms.

Green Tea and Arthritis
Green tea may benefit arthritis.

Vitamin C and Arthritis: Opposite Findings for OA and RA
Two studies have opposite findings regarding the relationship between vitamin C and arthritis.

Extra Pounds Increase Arthritis Pain
Being overweight, even just moderately, burdens the joints and increases pain and inflammation.

What Makes People With Arthritis Overweight?
People gain weight when the number of calories they eat is more than the number of calories their bodies use. Many factors can play a part in weight gain. Although you may not be able to control all the factors that lead to being overweight, you can change your eating and physical activity habits.

Top 5 Steps to Bone Health and Osteoporosis Prevention
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) offers 5 steps that are important for preventing osteoporosis.

Diet and Arthritis - Does diet have a direct impact on arthritis?
Many people believe diet has a direct impact on arthritis and related conditions. Gout is one such example but are there others?

How to Treat Gout With Diet and Medication
Prevent gout attacks with diet and medication.

Low Carb Diets and Arthritis
The Atkins Diet, the Zone, and the South Beach Diet are all low carb diets which have generated a lot of publicity, not all of which has been favorable. Low carb diets have potential negative health consequences such as increasing the risk of gout, osteoporosis, and more.

Women And Men With Gout Share Certain Risk Factors
Gout does not sexually discriminate. Women and men suffering with gout share certain risk factors.

Elimination Diets - Are elimination diets appropriate for RA?
Some people tout diet as part of a treatment plan for RA. Is there any basis for elimination diet as a treatment for RA?

POLL: Do you exercise as part of your treatment plan for arthritis?
Exercise is essential for people with arthritis. There are gentle, range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and endurance exercises. Do you include exercise in your treatment plan to relieve arthritis? Take our poll and confess!

Exercise Is Essential for Arthritis
Regular exercise is an important part of any arthritis treatment program.

Gout Screening Quiz
Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis. Do you have symptoms which are associated with gout? Do you have a lifestyle which increases the risk factors associated with gout? Take our Gout Screening Quiz.

Top Nutritional Supplements For Bones & Joints
Natural supplements can strengthen cartilage and joints resulting in improved flexibility, bone strength, and pain relief. Natural dietary supplements have become popular natural treatments for arthritis and osteoporosis.

How Can You Prevent Colds or Flu When Taking Immunosuppressive Drugs?
How can people who take immunosuppressant drugs for rheumatic disease avoid colds, flu, and infection?

MSM: Coburn "Cured" Of RA?
During his backstage interview at the Oscars, actor James Coburn reportedly claimed MSM "cured" his rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine)?
SAM-e is a dietary supplement which may help osteoarthritis.

Is SAM-e as Effective as NSAIDs for Osteoarthritis?
A government report assessed the efficacy of the over-the-counter dietary supplement SAM-e.

What's Missing From SAM-e?
An independent analysis of 13 brands of the dietary supplement SAM-e yielded surprising results with regard to quality.

Assessment Of Glucosamine Trials
An assessment of 37 previous clinical trials regarding glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis.

Glucosamine: Is it a beneficial arthritis treatment?
Doctors are beginning to recognize that glucosamine might have value for some osteoarthritis patients.

Chondroitin & Mad Cow Mania
Over 40 million Americans take the dietary supplement chondroitin as a treatment for arthritis. Since chondroitin is derived from cow cartilage, some fear that contamination with the infective agent of Mad Cow Disease is possible.

Smoking Doubles Risk of Severe Arthritis
Research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting confirms a connection between smoking and an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Smoking Puffs Up Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recently published clinical study confirms a correlation between smoking and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Review: "Conquering Arthritis" by Barbara Allan
I hesitated to review this book. It focuses on subjects which seemed foreign to me (i.e. Arthritis can be caused by food sensitivity. Alternative treatments are more beneficial than conventional treatments....etc.) Realizing that what helps one person does not always help another and vice versa, I reconsidered.

How To Protect Your Joints
Advice about good body mechanics and assistive equipment to help you avoid further damage to your joints.

Leaky-Gut Syndrome May Play Role In Arthritis
Some researchers claim that leaky-gut syndrome, or increased intestinal permeability, is implicated in dozens of diseases.

Should People With Arthritis Get a Flu Shot?
Flu prevention shots are important for people with chronic illness, such as arthritis.

Sports Injury Guide - The Common Types of Sports Injuries
Learn more about the common types of sports injuries.

Foot Care - Guide To Foot Care and Common Foot Problems
Learn more with this guide to foot care and common foot problems.

When Are Pools, Spas and Other Home Improvements Tax Deductible?
The expense of some major home improvements (such as: pools, spas, elevators, lifts, ramps, etc.) "may" be tax deductible as medical expenses. How do you determine your medical expenses, if any, for the amounts you pay for these types of improvements or the special equipment you have installed in your home?

Can Food, Diet Foods or Weight-Loss Programs be Tax Deductible?
Rheumatologists often recommend arthritis patients control their weight. Can weight-loss programs and diet foods be tax deductible? Doctors also recommend a low-purine diet to treat gout. Can the cost of a doctor-recommended special diet be tax deductible?

Osteoporosis Prevention For Kids: A Guide for Parents
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become less dense and prone to fractures. Osteoporosis has been called "a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences". Building healthy bones in childhood is important to help prevent osteoporosis and fractures later in life.

What Is Limited Range of Motion?
Range of motion is the extent of movement of a joint.

How To Exercise When You Have Arthritis
People with arthritis should discuss their exercise plans with a doctor. The amount and form of exercise recommended for each individual will vary depending on which joints are involved, the amount of inflammation, how stable the joints are, and whether joint replacements have been done.

Strength Training for People With Arthritis
Research has shown that individuals with chronic but stable medical conditions including osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis, can benefit significantly from strength training.

How To Choose A Safe And Successful Weight-Loss Program
Choosing a weight-loss program may be a difficult task. You may not know what to look for in a weight-loss program or what questions to ask. These tips can help you make an informed decision about joining a weight-loss program.

Control Food Portions to Maintain Healthy Weight
Part of weight management involves portion control.

How To Control Your Weight With Regular Physical Activity
Regular physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Being physically active can also make you more energetic, improve your mood, and reduce the risk of developing some chronic diseases. Learn how to better take advantage of the health benefits of physical activity.

Sound Advice For People With Arthritis About Weight Loss
Many people with arthritis have a hard time controlling their weight.

How to Start Eating Healthier
You can start eating healthier with better planning.

15 Common Myths About Weight-Loss, Nutrition And Diet
With so many products and weight-loss theories out there, it's easy to get confused. How much do you really know about weight-loss, nutrition, and diet?

How To Measure Body Mass Index (BMI) And Waist Circumference
Health care providers use body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference measures to assess a person's risk of developing arthritis, or other health problems. Today, 64.5% of U.S adults are overweight or obese. How do you know if you are among them? Learn how to measure your BMI and waist circumference, and what these measures mean for your health.

How to Spot Weight Loss and Diet Scams
Beware of ads that promise quick weight loss.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Does Not Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Rheumatoid arthritis does not increase the risk of lung cancer.

POLL: Water Exercise and Pool Therapy
Exercise is an integral part of an arthritis treatment plan. Water therapy has become very popular with arthritis patients because the warmth of the water soothes their bones and joints. The buoyancy of the water reduces strain on already aching joints. Have you had it prescribed for you? Take our poll about water exercise and pool therapy.

Home Safety Checklist
How safe is your home? Use this checklist to test your home safety.

What Actions Help Preserve Manual Dexterity?
What actions help preserve manual dexterity in people with arthritis of the hand?

Flu Vaccine Protects Against Contagious Virus
It is recommended that people in the United States, especially high risk individuals, get the flu vaccine every fall.

Should People With Arthritis Avoid Nightshade Foods?
Nightshade vegetables are among the foods that some people feel can trigger arthritis flares. Others feel their arthritis symptoms improve when nightshade vegetables are avoided. What are the nightshade vegetables?

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