ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

Print Page
Email Article

Holiday Tips for Arthritis Sufferers

  [ 452 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • December 8, 2003

By Sharon Miller

While the holidays are an enjoyable time, they bring a certain amount of stress. This stress can compound problems for those suffering from arthritis or related diseases such as lupus and fibromyalgia.

In many families, the homes of the older relatives, the relatives most likely to suffer from arthritis, have become the Christmas gathering place.

The Arthritis Foundation offers the following 10 tips for people with arthritis to manage holiday stress:

• Don't put off doing important things. For example, do your holiday shopping early so you don't feel pressured by the holiday rush.

• Learn to say no without feeling guilty. Turning down extra duties, even for a short period of time, can reduce your stress.

• Make a list of your priorities. What must you do right away? What can you postpone? What can be eliminated?

• Do a reality check. Put stressful situations into perspective by asking, "What exactly is at stake?"

• Learn to relax. Try different methods such as deep breathing, progressive relaxations, guided imagery and visualization until you find one or two you like best.

• Set goals for your holiday activities and develop a plan of action for reaching them.

• Find positive ways to express your feelings of stress such as writing in a journal or exercising.

• Focus your attention on positive aspects of the holiday season that you enjoy.

• Use your support systems. Share your thoughts with family, friends, clergy or others who are good listeners and can help you see the problems in a constructive way.

• Don't push your body beyond its limits. Be sure to pace your activities and schedule periodic rest breaks.

The Arthritis Foundation offers a free brochure called "Managing Your Activities." To receive this brochure, call (800) 482-8858. More information is available on the Net at

Source: The Arthritis Foundation.

For more information about arthritis, please visit

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® FibroSleep™

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar
Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health
Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map