The yearend holidays are supposed to be a time of merriment, reflection and enjoying the company of family and friends. But for many, the hustle and bustle of the season can be bone-rattling, literally and figuratively. If you battle arthritis, this time of year can be even more stressful and difficult. And that, in turn, can aggravate joint pain.Continue readingMake the Holidays Free of Pandemonium and Pain
Embracinggratitudecan make it easier to deal with family drama during the holidays. And it also may help you to manage your arthritis. Research found that thankfulness helps people feel happier and more optimistic, even when things aren’t going well. It strengthens personal relationships and can alsoimprove physical health.Continue readingGot Arthritis Blues? Focus on Gratitude this Season and Beyond
Food is part of the fun during the holidays, which can make sticking to ahealthy dieta challenge. Take this advice from registered dietitians and enjoy yourself – without ruining your weight-loss progress or causing a flare.
Thanksgiving is a time where many of us reflect upon the things in our lives that we feel most grateful for. While having arthritis can be difficult physically and emotionally, we asked our community to come up with some of the reasons they can count their blessings this year. Here are some of our favorite responses!
假期是与朋友相聚、与家人共度美好时光的好时机。从聚会到特别的晚餐到节日的家庭传统，每年的这个时候都充满了喜悦和兴奋。但如果你生活中最重要的人不在附近，你可能会旅行——当你患有关节炎时，这通常意味着疼痛。Continue readingHoliday Travel Can Be a Pain
你是否曾经带着紧张的气氛离开过一个家庭度假聚会，并发誓说，明年，你会去一个很远很远的地方?These events sometimes ratchet upanxiety and stress, which are not only unpleasant but also can undermine your health and well-being. Take heart. Here, three experts offer different approaches to help you keep the peace and ward off stress.
Whether you’re serving them up in a sauce or stringing them for decorations, cranberries are a cheerful holiday staple. The brightberries are packed with antioxidants and fiber, providing cardiovascular and immune support. The problem is that we normally eat these tart berries in super-sweetened products. But by making your own cranberry treats, like these, you can get the nutritional perks without a sugar overload.
Family gatherings can be occasions to celebrate – or to dread. You look forward to seeing some relatives, but others leave you stressed.
The first step is to take care of yourself, says clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, PhD, a professor at California State University, Los Angeles.
“Protect your time and space,” she says. “Get your own room at a hotel or Airbnb [if you’re traveling]. Explain that you can’t stay up late.” When you’re rested and in control of your arthritis, you can more easily deal with annoyances and enjoy this “most wonderful time of the year.”
Our readers share their do’s and don’ts for holiday decorating!