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Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis, Part Four

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis Part Three

In Part One and Part Two, we looked at the symptoms of osteoarthritis and some common forms of pain management. In this instalment, we look at the ways exercise can assist with managing osteoarthritis.

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Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

Moisture Hair Tips

10 tips to put moisture back in your hair

Put moisture, lustre and bounce back into your hair.
So why are vegetables so good for you?

So why are vegetables so good for you?

Don't just build yourself a healthy future. Eating your vegies will help you feel better now.

Facts About Dark Chocolate

Facts About Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a healthy treat loaded with anti-oxidants.

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7 fast fat burning exercises

7 fast fat burning exercises

Follow our fitness programme, and maintain a healthy, high-fibre diet, for visible results within eight to ten weeks

Take Control Heart Health

Take control of your heart health

Romantics and doctors say the heart is a mysterious thing. But when you've been told that you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or any other condition that is heart-related, you don't want mystery — you want answers!

Should doctors routinely share medical records with their patients?

When Patients Read Their Medical Records

Should doctors routinely share medical records with their patients?

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Both caffeine and sleep have restorative properties.

The three stages of menopause

The three stages of menopause

For women who experience it naturally (not as the result of surgery or other causes), menopause has three distinct stages: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause.

When Someone Dies

What to Say After Someone Dies

We care about our friends and family when they're grieving, but what do we say or do when a friend is overwhelmed by sorrow?

Worst Things with Cold

5 worst things you can do when you have a cold

So you think you know the drill? You could be slowing your recovery.

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