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Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis? Here Are 5 Fixes for Common Problems

Wondering what to do if chronic diarrhea slows you down while exercising, an accident happens while you’re at yoga, or you’re too tired to work out? These tips can help you get in your daily workout even with UC.

By Erin L. Boyle
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9 Best Tips for Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis

Working out has tons of health benefits for people with UC. Learn which exercises a UC vet and fitness pros recommend — and how to make them work for you.

By Mandy Patterson
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Getting Active Again After RA

Read how this former professional baseball player finally got his athletic groove back after his rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

By Emil DeAndreis
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Should You Exercise If You Have Chronic Pain?

If you live with chronic pain, these workouts and strategies for staying active may help reduce the severity of your pain and improve physical function.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Restoring Balance If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy

Nerve damage caused by chemotherapy is a common problem for cancer patients. One analysis of 31 studies found that almost 70 percent of chemotherapy patients will experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) during treatment with abou...

By Phyllis Johnson
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Athletes with Chronic Health Conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult, without a doubt. Here are some world-class athletes who reached amazing heights in spite of, and sometimes maybe even because of, the challenges they’ve faced.Save

By Diane Domina