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Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis.

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Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

The Causes of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a...  Read more

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of...  Read more

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  Read more

Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis

Unlike other forms of forms of arthritis, your risk of developing osteoarthritis is largely related to lifestyle factors like diet, weight, exercise, and previous injury. In fact, dietary and lifestyle changes can have a huge affect on the prevention...  Read more

Hate to exercise! I have arthritis in my foot and
Updated 9/29/2014 11:01:59 AM

Hate to exercise! I have arthritis in my foot and use that as an excuse. Any tips?...  Read more

Losing weight with Arthritis
Updated 9/20/2014 10:28:13 PM

Hey Everyone! I've been trying to lose weight since 4 major surgeries since I was 11 year old, and along with a healthy (or at least, health MOST of the time :P) diet, I've been trying to supplement that with exercise.. Unfortunately, it's...  Read more

I developed arthritis in both knee and bone loss i
Updated 9/22/2014 9:50:19 AM

I developed arthritis in both knee and bone loss in my foot which causes severe foot pain. Exercise has become hard, even walking. Out of frustration, I have gained which is worse on my joints. I need help from any1 to lose weight....  Read more

Compulsive Over Eater Osteoarthritis of left knee
Updated 8/26/2014 10:10:45 PM

Well, I am not new to this site, but almost gave up on myself and basically stop trying. I now know that when you give up you are defeated and your worst nightmares come true. When I started back in 2010 I weighed in at 217 lbs. Now I weigh 255 lb...  Read more

Want to run..but i have arthritis in my hips
Updated 7/31/2014 2:11:47 AM

Hi fellow spark mates, I want to run a half marathon this year. I had set it as a goal for myself this year and was working well towards it - by exercising and eating right. And then i had a very major flare up of my arthritis in May. It was so bad...  Read more

Green Beans

Green Beans are a great source of fiber and are about 99 cents per lb. right now. Green beans help those suffering from asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines because of their anti-inflammatory properties. They also prevent choles...  Read more

Sesame Seeds Are Good For you

Nutrient-rich foods are your key to healthy and enjoyable weight loss. Sesame seeds are a very good source of copper. magnesium and calcium. Copper is known to reducing some of the pain & swelling of rheumatoid arthritis. Magnesium supports lowering...  Read more

Living with Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease (RAD)

This group is for those with RAD (RA), their friends and family members. This condition and its treatments can challenge us as we try to exercise and eat right, but it will not defeat us!...  Read more

More Americans Experiencing the Debilitating Effects of Arthritis

Over 50 million Americans live with the painful and sometimes life-changing effects of arthritis. That number has remained constant over the past few years. According to a new report from the CDC, what has changed is the number of people reporting...  Read more

Flip-Flops May Not Be So Bad After All

Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I...  Read more