Pineapple and Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day with this delicious smoothie and you’ll be off to a flyer. We promise. It’s packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and vitamins.

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How Tai Chi Can Help Arthritis

Living with arthritis can make any form of exercise painful. But it has been demonstrated over and over that moving painful and arthritic joints can have huge health benefits. Finding the right activity for you and your specific joint pain is key. One form of exercise growing in popularity is Tai Chi. Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi started as a martial art but displayed such health benefits it bestowed on those practising that it was adapted into a physical and mental exercise. While some traditional Tai Chi schools still have a martial ethos most are now health or exercise centred.

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Debbie Cooke - Back Out & About

Debbie Cooke had always lived an active life before a horseriding accident, coupled with osteoarthritis, left her with crippling knee pain. When she recently discovered Flexiseq, things started to change for the better. This is Debbie’s story….

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Osteoarthritis Myths Busted

“Only old people get arthritis.” “Damp weather makes arthritis worse.” “Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis.” Sound familiar? While you may have taken one or more of these statements as fact, they are actually MYTHS. We spoke to Dr Wendy Holden, Arthritis Action’s Medical Advisor and Consultant Rheumatologist, to find out more.

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Great Activities For Arthritis

When your joints hurt and your muscles ache, it is often tempting to kick-back and relax. While putting one’s running shoes on and heading out the door can seem like a challenge of almost existential proportions at times, the benefits of exercise are bountiful.

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Looking After Joints While Working From Home

We are all adjusting to challenges thrown up by life in lockdown. For some, that means having to do our jobs from home. Many of us are not accustomed to working from home, and the change in structure can prove challenging. With this in mind we’ve come up with some top tips to keep your limbs limber, and your mind frames positive during these extraordinary times.

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Turkey Chilli

The bell peppers and carrots in this chilli are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamin C which gives your immune system the boost it needs in winter. Sweet potatoes contain complex carbs and antioxidants that can help to reduce inflammation, and black beans are an excellent source of protein and antioxidants making this chilli a great choice for anyone living with arthritis.

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Paprika chicken with red lentils and cherry tomatoes

While there's no cure for osteoarthritis, it's widely acknowledged that the condition's symptoms can be alleviated by tinkering with your diet so that it includes foods with anti-inflammatory properties. Our next, paprika chicken with red lentils and braised tomatoes, only takes 45 minutes to prepare from scratch and only requires you to chop an onion, garlic and a handful of parsley. Happy cooking and bon appetit!

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Arthritis, self-isolation and living healthy during the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic is causing increased stress and anxiety, particularly for people with physical and mental health problems.With the government urging all of us to minimise social contact and for vulnerable people to self-isolate, we reiterate our message to all those living with arthritis: you are not alone.

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How to stay active at home while self-isolating

Staying active when the country is in a state of lockdown and social distancing is not that easy, especially if you are in a high-risk category for which self-isolation is key to staying safe. Thankfully, in this modern world technology and the internet can be of great aid.

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