People with arthritis can live a healthy life by actively managing the physical and emotional problems that come with their condition. Living a healthy life with arthritis is possible with good self-management. Most self management programs are held in classroom group settings throughout the day or night. The Arthritis Toolkit is an individual program that is designed for use on your own time. Self-management is taking care of yourself, exercising, going to the doctor, eating healthy foods, and taking your medicine. It’s also taking care of your other responsibilities which might include work and family, and managing emotional changes that come with your arthritis. Self Management skills make it easier to live a satisfying life with arthritis. The keys to good self-management are learning skills and then practicing them. The Arthritis Toolkit contains information and tips that may help many people with arthritis live happier, healthier, and more comfortable lives.
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