Is good posture important?

Is good posture important?

  Kat Keane, our Health Educator, loves answering your questions! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered. Question: Do you have any tips on how to sit with good posture? My doctor told me I need to fix my posture to…

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Gardening tips for arthritis

Gardening tips for arthritis

  It’s Spring! Time to get out in the garden. There are so many benefits to gardening, it gets you outdoors, moving and is mood boosting. In fact, getting your hands dirty in the garden has been scientifically proven to…

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Managing Low Back Pain

Managing Low Back Pain

  Low back pain is a significant burden in terms of pain, disability and loss of quality of life for those who experience it. This is a global problem with data in Australia revealing that a quarter of the population…

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Anti-inflammatory diet – made easy

Anti-inflammatory diet – made easy

Following an anti-inflammatory diet will not cure arthritis, however for many people it is an effective way of controlling symptoms, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing other health problems.  Recent studies have also found that a…

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Your Weight & Arthritis

Your Weight & Arthritis

Does weight affect arthritis? The simple answer is yes. Extra body weight increases the stress on many joints, particularly the knees, hips and lower back. There is also a clear link between being overweight and an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis.…

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Hip Exercises

Hip Exercises

One of the primary contributions to the development of arthritis is prolonged overuse or imperfect loading of a weight bearing joint. As one of the primary load bearing joints in the human body, the hip joint is particularly susceptible to…

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Managing an Arthritis Flare

Managing an Arthritis Flare

  An arthritis flare is an episode of increased pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, swelling and tenderness. These symptoms may lead to a loss of functioning and interfere with people’s mood, sleep quality, and ability to perform everyday activities. Depending on the type…

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Busting the Myths of Arthritis

Busting the Myths of Arthritis

This World Arthritis Day, Arthritis NSW is busting the many myths about arthritis. We receive a lot of feedback that friends, family and the wider community don’t understand arthritis as a chronic condition and its impact on people’s lives. We…

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Exercise to Reduce Pain

Exercise to Reduce Pain

It’s a well-known saying, ‘use it or lose it’, and never has this been more true than in the case of exercise and the body. One of the most significant factors when it comes to pain free movement for those who suffer from arthritis is…

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New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

  A paper recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine1, shows that a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity (HIIPA) or regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing, is likely to produce health benefits,…

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