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Fitness & Exercise

Trending workouts and tips for fitness and exercise, including cardio, HIIT, yoga, group fitness, meditation, and more, to help you lead your healthiest life while living with a chronic condition.

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10 Small Ways to Burn Calories

How can you find time to fit in more activity into your already busy life? How are some suggestions for adding workouts into your everyday life.

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A Joint-friendly Water Workout for Psoriatic Arthritis

Boost your strength and quality of life while keeping your joints and skin happy. These pool moves for PsA have you covered.

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Are Your Quarantine Workouts Excessive?

Moderate exercise is great for your overall health, but it’s true—there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing.

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Loving Sports, Living With RA

With the right attitude and medication, there are #NoLimits to success for athletes living with RA.

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Can I Run Outside During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

In short, yes. But, according to the experts, there are specific ways to keep those runs super safe.

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9 Knee-strengthening Moves for Osteoarthritis

Strength training can improve your knee pain with osteoarthritis. Experts share how to do it safely (all without paying for a gym membership)!

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Get Your Steps In—and Lower Your BP—While Social Distancing

Go ahead and lace up. Just because gyms, fitness studios, and some outdoor tracks are shut down because of COVID-19, doesn’t mean you can’t still get your steps in.

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8 Moves for a Healthier Back

Strengthening your back will go a long way to easing pain and staying on top of ankylosing spondylitis.

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8 Moves to Get Your Quarantine-Bod in Shape

If you're stuck at home, that doesn't mean you can't work out. Check out these awesome moves you can do by yourself or with family, anywhere, anytime.

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The Best Workouts With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.

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Fitness

7 Pilates-Inspired Exercises for Menopause

Menopause isn't just a hormone change, it can affect every part of your body and mind. Escaping to your Pilates mat can help ease symptoms from head to toe.

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New Findings on Exercise and Dementia

Results of the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial, a randomized, controlled study conducted in the United Kingdom, suggest that moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength training doesn’t slow cognitive decline and may worsen symptoms ...

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Meditation and Exercise Combo for Women With Sexual Violence-Related PTSD

Researchers have developed an effective intervention consisting of 20 minutes of meditation immediately followed by 30 minutes of aerobic exercise for women with sexual violence-based PTSD.

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Sleep Health and Yoga Team Up for Better Sleep in Low-Income Communities

New research says that delivering sleep health education and yoga interventions in low-income communities improved both sleep quality and daytime functioning.