Tiny Steps Great Strides

Riding My Bike

I like to ride my bicycle.  But I am not a long distance rider, and I am certainly not fast.  I like to ride around my little neighborhood, and occasionally I like to participate in an event.  But even at that, I am not an accomplished rider.  What I am is a joyful bicycle rider. It was once so easy My first form of freedom as a boy was riding my bicyc [...]


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Pack Health / August, 16th 2017

Healthy Eating

Anti-inflammatory Lunch

Are you a snack away the day kind of person, or do you enjoy a filling lunch? We all have our preferences. There's no one-size-fits-all meal that everybody should be eating every day. If you're a fan of salads, it's not that hard to avoid inflammatory ingredients and include flare-fighting foods. If you're a snack fiend or a sandwich lover, on the other [...]


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Pack Health / August, 15th 2017

Healthy Eating

Anti-inflammatory Breakfast

Let'a get real for a second. When it comes to inflammatory properties in food, those of us with autoimmune conditions tend to be a bit more sensitive than the average joe. It can be frustrating, but it's also managagable. At the grocery store, we can buy more antiinflammatory foods and less foods that cause inflammation. At mealtimes, we can then put togeth [...]


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Pack Health / August, 15th 2017

Healthy Eating

Anti-inflammatory Dinner

What do you like to eat for dinner? We all have our preferences. There's no one-size-fits-all meal that everybody should be eating every day. If you're a fan of salads, it's not that hard to avoid inflammatory ingredients and include flare-fighting foods. But a lot of us look for a little more substance in our supper. It's easy to stray into the land of [...]


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Pack Health / August, 15th 2017

Member Story

#LifeWithRA: Getting Motivated to Help Yourself

You know what it feels like to be sucker punched? You didn’t even see it coming. And because your defenses were down, it hurts even worse. Out of the blue, you’re betrayed. When you first get diagnosed with RA, that’s how it feels. But it’s your body that’s the betrayer, the unexpected foe. Suddenly you find yourself fighting with someone you thou [...]


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Pack Health / August, 14th 2017

Tiny Steps Great Strides

How to #PowerUp

Have you heard about new project we're launching in partnership with Rick Phillips of RA Diabetes, Linda Perkins of Spring Sight, and Molly Schreiber of And then We're at Jax? It's a 7-day Power Up designed to supercharge your motivation and bring our communities together! The goal is to create a social media movement. We’ll rally around the power of pos [...]


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Pack Health / August, 14th 2017

Member Story

Spotlight: Molly Schreiber

Molly Shreiber has her own blog, and also writes occasionally for Creaky Joints and others. We interviewed her to learn a bit about her RA story, in anticipation of her participation in our RA power up this week! Here's what we learned: 1. Can you tell me a bit about your journey with RA - going back to how it all started and what your experience was getti [...]


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Pack Health / August, 13th 2017

Member Story

Why I'm Powering Up

Five years ago, if you had told me I would soon be physically impacted by a debilitating chronic illness, I would have said you were nuts. I was in the best shape of my life, working out every day, and overall felt healthier than ever. Over the next two years, however, I noticed that my body was changing. My feet hurt when I got out of bed in the morning. I [...]


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Pack Health / August, 11th 2017