The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~ C.C. Scott
Move It Monday: Standing Side Stretch
Happy Move-It Monday! Today I want to share super easy stretch that you can do from any standing position. And help ease pain on your sides and in your hips. This stretch is very helpful and just getting your day started you can get moving.
Thriving Thursday: Carrying Groceries while Minimizing Pain
Happy Thriving Thursday! I hope this Thursday find you in less pain and doing better than you were the week before.
For this week’s tip, I want to talk about carrying things using larger joints rather than smaller joints. When smaller joints like your hands are hurting, it sometimes it’s easier and less painful to use your larger joints.
Talk About It Tuesday: How’s the weather?
Can your body tell you when bad weather is on its way? I know mine can! And we ARE NOT crazy!
The skies can still be blue but the achiness starts as soon as the barometric pressure in the environments starts to drop. Why does that happen? Does anyone believe you when you tell them “Bad weather is on its way.” They should listen to you!
Move It Monday: Overhead Doorway Stretch
Today’s exercise is one that my chiropractor taught me and that I use almost evry single day. It is great for loosening up tight shoulders and relaxing my upper back. He referred to it as “swinging from the doorways” with his strange but amusing sense of humor. Lol. I hope you can find some pain relief from this stretch today… [Read more…]
Chilled to my bones
The weather in South Carolina is taking a sudden turn towards winter. It was so nice earlier today – blue skies and 70° with a nice breeze – we had the windows open. Then the wind clouds rolled in, the temperature dropped, and the wind picked up.
My 13-year old (referred to as Diva on this blog) and I went to the supermarket for a couple items this evening and that wind was quite uncomfortable. Brrrr. It made my joints hurt just being out in it for a few brief minutes and it took me over an hour to warm up and get that pain back under control. Ouch!
This is part of my “typical winter” with RA. Do you find similar symptoms when the weather turns cold where you live? Please share any tips/tricks you have for winter pain management.
Have a low-pain day!