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How to Lose Weight: From Thyroid Patients Themselves

You’ve read about all of the fad diets, and maybe even gotten suggestions from your doctor. But hearing what works from those who are living the same hypothyroid life as you can be invaluable. These are the diets that worked for them.

Athletes.

Is Thyroid Disease Putting a Damper on Your Game — or Enhancing it?

Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.

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It's Like Riding a Bike — Except With RA

If you're itching to get back into bike riding, but you’re worried about your RA, learn how the right gear and starting slow can help you succeed.

Woman out for a walk blowing her nose.

Should I Work Out If I Have a Cold?

It’s the age-old question of — sleep it out, or sweat it out? Which is the best for your body to heal?

Woman jogger on trail holding hurt knee.

Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker, or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella.

Man getting ready for sunset run.

Getting Active Again After RA

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

Fitness trainer working with woman with ankle injury.

Staying Active After a Foot or Ankle Injury

If you've suffered a foot or ankle injury, you don’t want to hurt yourself even more. Here's how you can stay active and recover safely.

Feeling sick at gym.

Should I Exercise When I'm Sick?

Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?

Seniors working with weights in exercise class.

How to Maintain Muscle as You Age

Muscle mass begins to decline in your 50s, but there are ways to combat it!

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Over-Exercising Can Hurt Your Gut

Exercising too intensely can result in health problems, including gastro-intestinal issues.