24 Top Tips to Make Every Day Easier

From experts at the Arthritis Foundation

Living with arthritis, it’s usually the most mundane daily tasks that give you the most frustration. Maybe it’s buttoning a shirt, washing dishes, driving your car or climbing stairs. 68% of arthritis patients say they often have to take a break while doing an activity. But, with a little ingenuity, there are less painful ways to do just about anything.

The Live Yes! Arthritis Network is a special community devoted to helping everyone find the right solutions. So you can live your life to the fullest. This free guide has been put together, based on advice from experts working with the Arthritis Foundation, to make these activities easier.

Here are a few examples of tips you’ll learn to help you tackle everyday tasks:

  • Dishwashing gloves aren’t just for the dishes in your sink! They not only protect your hands, but they also provide better grip when you’re doing other tasks.
  • A stretching strap, like those used in physical therapy, can help you stretch your legs before you get out of bed in the morning.
  • Taking a warm shower or bath at the end of the day can help your body relax and get ready for a good night’s sleep.

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By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

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