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RA Workout Tips That Won’t Start a Flare

You know you should exercise to help your RA, but how do you start a program without killing your joints? It’s possible. Here’s how.

By Cathy Kramer

Can Thyroid Conditions Cause Chronic Pain?

As many as 80 percent of thyroid patients experience muscle pain. These are the medical and natural approaches you can try for pain management.

By Mary Shomon

Working Out with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who exercise can improve their breathing, strength, and range of motion while reducing side effects, fatigue, and anxiety.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Can Improve Sleep

Relaxation techniques are a great way to calm the mind and prepare you for sleep.

By Martin Reed

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

How to Maintain Muscle as You Age

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

By Ask HealthCentral

Best Protein Powders for Athletes

Protein powders aren’t for everyone—but they are for fitness gurus!

By Alex Eriksson

Puree Chef Passes on Expertise and Recipes

Problems with swallowing? Pureed food can still taste good and look appetizing.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Sarcopenia Threatens Muscle Strength as We Age

Have you heard about sarcopenia? I hadn’t heard this term before, but it’s a word that older members of this community should add to their vocabulary since it’s something we face as we age. The International Osteoporosis Foundation defines sarcopenia ...

By Dorian Martin

Strong Glutes Important for Stability

A new study suggests that part of the reason older people fall to is due to a physiological change in the gluteal muscles. Learn how to strengthen these muscles.

By Dorian Martin