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Reduce Post-Workout Pain With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can intensify post-workout pain, but don't stop working out. Here’s how to prevent and manage pain so you can stay active.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Exercising With Acid Reflux: What You Should Know

Learn which exercises are best and other tips to help prevent reflux from worsening.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

9 Tips for Exercising With Acid Reflux

Living with acid reflux brings a whole new meaning to “feel the burn.” Here’s how to exercise without exacerbating symptoms.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.

Climbing Your Mountain With Breast Cancer

Even after her breast cancer diagnosis, Lesley was determined to stay active, and experts believe exercise can have physical and psychological benefits.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Stephanie Stephens

HealthCentral Tries It: Kickboxing With RA

One of our very own RA patient contributors tries kickboxing and finds out that you can 100 percent do kickboxing with rheumatoid arthritis.

By Emil DeAndreis

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

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

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW