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Vitamins and Supplements: Take This, Not That

Vitamins and supplements promise better health, beautiful hair, and younger skin, but are they really worth the investment?

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10 Best Exercises for Back Pain

As long as your doctor says it’s OK, doing these exercises for back pain may actually help relieve your symptoms — building core strength is the key.

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Battle Back Pain With These Yoga Poses

It may seem counter-intuitive to “work out” when you have back pain, but doing these light yoga stretches can actually relieve back pain.

Woman exercising on a treadmill.

Exercise When You're Feeling Sleepy to Ward Off Narcolepsy

It's a never-ending cycle — you don't work out because you're sleepy, and then you gain weight because your daytime fatigue leads to bad food choices. Breaking this cycle can be as easy as convincing yourself to work out when you're getting sleepy.

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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.

Chair yoga.

Yoga for RA? Yes, Way

If you thought yoga was out of the question with rheumatoid arthritis, read this interview with a yoga instructor who has RA.

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Exercises for All Levels of RA Pain

If rheumatoid arthritis pain makes it hard to get the exercise you need, try one of these RA exercises for every pain level.

Woman exercising in front of mirror at gym.

Working Out With Breast Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis doesn't mean you have to give up exercise. If you have the energy, here's how excercising during treatment can help you feel better.

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Helpful Hand Exercises for RA

If your hands hurt from rheumatoid arthritis, hand exercises like curling your fingers and doing jazz hands can help keep your hands flexible and strong.

Zumba class.

A Guy's Perspective on Zumba for RA

A man with rheumatoid arthritis tries his wife's Zumba class. The good: constant movement with no joint pain. The bad: confusion, and...twerking?