Volume 5 - Issue 4

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Welcome to the August 2007 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please pass this along to your friends!

Table of Contents:

  1. Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center
  2. Your Information Resource on Arthritis and Glucosamine
  3. Osteoarthritis: Just how much exercise is enough?
  4. Adobo Pork & Potato Packets
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


    1. Body Focus: Proper Lifting Technique
    If you are an arthritis sufferer, you may have a difficult time doing the very simplest of chores like going up and down stairs. Even getting out of bed can prove painful. When lifting objects, special care needs to be taken to lift things properly and with the least amount of strain.
    2. Beating Fatigue
    In even the mildest cases of osteoarthritis, fatigue can be a major issue. It is a "double-whammy" when pain gets out of control. Moreover, we are not talking about someone who is constantly in pain. It can affect any of you who are simply having a bad day. (Even one day of bad pain can become excruciating.)
    3. Living Life Out of Alignment
    There are simple things that we do in everyday life just because we become accustomed to doing them. You walk with a little outward “swing” in your step. Or, you twist your arm slightly when picking up something off the ground. Is there anything wrong with your leg? Or how about that ‘habit’ of twisting your arm?

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Osteoarthritis: Just how much exercise is enough?


By J. R. Rogers

Exercise is so critical to you if you suffer from osteoarthritis and it is a point I have driven home many times. If you are a regular reader of my arthritis columns, you know that. But, the question is “how much is enough?”

Just how much exercise do I need to deal with my arthritis?

I have been in the arthritis business a long time. And, I am the first to recommend a premium-quality liquid Glucosamine product first. It is safe and highly effective at getting pain under control and rebuilding damaged cartilage. Of course, a sensible diet (and weight management) as well as regular exercise is extremely important for osteoarthritis sufferers. So, how much is enough?

Every day activities

My reading(s) on this subject are extensive. So, the “short answer” is that “any exercise you do when you suffer from osteoarthritis” is a benefit. Of course, some of you suffer limitations so let’s talk about this.

Your day

Writers about exercise and osteoarthritis discuss the “amount of time” you spend exercising. I might agree with some of this and have said it in the past. But, think about these simple steps.

The “pros” out there run, play golf, tennis, ride bicycles, walk, and much more. But, you do not need to get that “active” to beat osteoarthritis. And that is especially so if you have some “physical limitations.” Let’s look at this information that I have found and I am calling it:

      THE TWO RULES OF NINE (9)

  1. Nine (9) trips a day up and down a stairway is good “moderate exercise.” That may not be a “big workout” but it goes a long ways.

 

2.   And, how about this amazing statistic. If you walk at least nine (9) miles a week,
      they estimate that it “reduces your risk of death” by nine percent. (9%)

I have said it time and time again, get out and walk. Even if your osteoarthritis is giving you a little difficulty (and, do not push yourself) that walk is going to help in your fight against OA. Now, I am going out for a little stroll myself.

See you next time.


Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis


Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

 

INGREDIENTS

Pork tenderloin, white beans and kale combine perfectly in this quick and hearty soup. Make it a meal: Serve with warm crusty bread and sliced manchego cheese.

Makes 6 servings, about 1 2/3 cups each

ACTIVE TIME: 40 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes

EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons paprika, preferably smoked
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste (optional)
1 cup white wine
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 8 cups lightly packed)
1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork, sprinkle with salt and cook, stirring once or twice, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs, leaving juices in the pan.
2. Add onion to the pan and cook, stirring often, until just beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, paprika and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine and tomatoes, increase heat to high and stir to scrape up any browned bits. Add broth and bring to a boil.
3. Add kale and stir just until it wilts. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in beans, the reserved pork and any accumulated juices; simmer until the beans and pork are heated through, about 2 minutes.

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Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 272 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 45 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 26 g protein; 7 g fiber; 625 mg sodium; 1,027 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (290% daily value), Vitamin C (190% dv), Potassium (29% dv), Iron (20% dv).
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat

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Please note:
As readers of this Chronicle are aware, prudent exercise benefits those who suffer from arthritis. Most of the exercise recommendations made here are low impact in nature and designed to assist those who suffer from arthritis. Nonetheless, we always recommend that you consult with your physician before engaging in any type of exercise program.

 

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