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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trying to loose weight for knee replacement later this year (Nov.) and although I'm loosing weight (280-269 since 4/7/14), I need exercises that won't put any additional stress on my knees. My favorite exercise is walking, but can't do much of that... Read more
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
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
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
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
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