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5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters

Want to Try HIIT Workouts? Read This First

HIIT workouts are tempting due to their reputation for being a quick way to see big gains — but before you start, it’s important to understand injury risk.

By Lara DeSanto

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 Morgan

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

Is Your Fitness Instructor Inspiring You?

Your instructor wields some hefty power with the words he or she delivers to motivate you. Find out how instructor’s comments can impact your self-esteem.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Mary Shomon

Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emil tried pilates for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out why he thinks it's a good workout option for staying fit while relieving joint stress.

By Emil DeAndreis

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.

By Eileen Bailey

The Power of Daily Walks for RA

It may seem so basic, but a simple daily walk can make a big difference for your rheumatoid arthritis — physically, mentally, and spiritually.

By Cathy Kramer

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.

By Mary Shomon