Arthritis Insights


Tips for reducing your risk of developing arthritis, or for managing your condition to live your best life with arthritis


Whether you have been diagnosed with arthritis or are looking for ways to reduce your risk of developing arthritis, HAPPY reminds us of the key actions we can take.

Maintaining a Healthy weight; being physically Active; Protecting your joints; forming Positive health habits; and working with Your healthcare team gives us the best chance to live well with arthritis!


Positive Health Habits

Eating Right for Your Arthritis

What foods may help to reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis?

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The Art of Reading Food Labels

How to read nutrition panels to help make healthy food choices.

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What is Your Gut Telling You

How can our gut bacteria contribute to our overall health and wellbeing?

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Healthy Eating: Food & Diet for Arthritis

Learn about recent research on the Mediterranean diet and overall health

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Arthritis and Sleep

Research shows up to 80% of people with arthritis can have disturbed sleeping patterns.



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Managing Stress

Unmanaged stress can lead to muscle tension, increased pain, depression or anxiety.



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Meditation for Arthritis

Some people find that mind techniques help in managing pain.


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The Impact of Smoking on Arthritis

Smoking is a risk factor for some musculoskeletal conditions and can worsen the pain of these conditions.

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Alcohol and Arthritis

If you have arthritis, drinking alcohol can impact on your joints and overall health.


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Falls and Arthritis - Tips for Keeping on Your Feet

People with arthritis are at greater risk of falls, but you can help reduce that risk.

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Boost Your Energy

Easy fatigue-busting tips that some people may find helpful to boost energy. 


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Coping with an Arthritis Flare

To help manage flares and keep them to a minimum there are things both you and your health professional can do.

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Keeping Healthy When Working From Home

Tips for good musculoskeletal health and wellbeing while working from home.

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Tips to Manage Your Osteoporosis

3 simple tips to look after your bones and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.

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Pain & Chronic Pain Explained

What is pain? What causes it? And, how can it be managed?


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Chronic Disease & Mental Health

Over 1/4 of people living with arthritis have a mental health condition.

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Hydration Tips

Staying hydrated by drinking enough fluids is important to live well with arthritis. Dehydration may increase joint pain...

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Psychological Effects of RA

Watch as Psychiatrist Prof. Ian Hickie discusses some of the common emotional impacts associated with RA

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Knee Replacement Surgery

Are there alternative treatments? What should you consider before having knee replacement surgery?

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Preparing for Surgery

Your chances of a better surgery outcome will be improved if you plan ahead for the recovery period.

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Healthy Snack Hack

Read on for some sneaky snack hacks, perfect for when you are on the go or simply don't feel like cooking a proper meal.

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Fatigue & Arthritis

Most people who live with arthritis also have fatigue or suffer from extreme tiredness. Read more below.

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Managing Fatigue - The 4 P's

The Four P's reminds us of some ways to help conserve and save energy for the things that are most important.

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Sedentary Behaviour & its Health Risks

Sedentary behaviour are activities where you spend a lot of time not using energy.

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7 Tips for Managing Arthritis Pain

Many people with arthritis live with chronic pain. Read more for tips on managing your arthritis pain.

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Understanding Pain & Arthritis


Pain can be divided into 2 categories: Acute Pain and Chronic Pain.
    

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Arthritis and Heart Health


Learn how having arthritis can affect heart health and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Lifestyle Choices, Arthritis & Heart Health

Learn how certain behaviours can impact your arthritis and heart health.

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