Healthy Living

Breaking the Cycle of Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Ahhh, everyone loves the sinking-into-bed feeling you get after a long day, especially when a night of undisrupted sleep follows. Unfortunately this can be hard to obtain for those of us with chronic pain. When you’re experiencing pain, it can be hard to sleep, and when you’re not getting enough sleep, your pain and stress levels are likely to go up. Th [...]


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Pack Health / September, 06th 2017

The Bigger Picture

Real Talk Round Up: Living with Joint Pain

 Truth is, all of us have dealt with pain at some point in our lives. But when your pain lasts for days on end and keeps you from doing things you enjoy, it can get isolating, overwhelming, and even (let’s call a spade a spade) depressing.  We’re here to tell you, you’re not alone. Today we’re rounding up some of our favorite bloggers’ stories a [...]


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Pack Health / September, 01st 2017

Member Story

Living in Community

Living with rheumatoid arthritis means I have to fight for the life I want every day. Part of that is getting educated and motivated by my Pack Health coach on ways I can take tiny steps to manage my disease for a better outcome. What I have also found invaluable in managing life with RA is community. When I was first diagnosed, I needed someone to tell me [...]


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Pack Health / August, 17th 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 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 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

Healthy Living

Losing Weight with RA

Gaining weight is a common concern for a lot of people, but with RA, there are a few other factors at play. Symptoms such as joint pain, joint damage, and fatigue may affect your ability and motivation to exercise, as well as your relationship with food. On top of these symptoms, if you’re on a steroid therapy, this can cause you to gain weight as well.   [...]


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Pack Health / July, 26th 2017