Drinking more water throughout the day may help prevent gout bouts.
Interrupting long periods of sitting with standing breaks is good for your joints. It’s also been linked to a smaller waist and reduced risk of heart disease.
Keep a bowl of peppermints on your desk. The scent decreases fatigue.
Line baking dishes with aluminum foil or wax paper before cooking.
Mark your sheets in the center at the top, middle and bottom with a permanent marker so you can easily center them without walking around the bed.
Good posture has been shown to help people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) feel in control and better withstand pain.
Keeping a food diary listing what you eat can help you identify which foods trigger stiffness and RA pain.
Shake your arms and legs, flex your wrists and ankles—anything to keep your muscles loose and joints lubricated.
Imagining the peace symbol, fill one of the smaller bottom sections with protein (a card deck’s worth of meat or fish), and the other with carbs (about 2/3 of a cup, preferably of a whole grain or other complex carb). Use the larger sections for salad and vegetables (drizzle with fat-free dressing or olive oil and lemon).
Grab an orange or pick up a container of rosemary. Aromatherapy, which uses scents to stimulate a bodily response, may help calm your nerves.