Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Can Benefit from the Right Type of Exercise

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It can also affect other organs. The cause of RA is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. RA can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Women get RA more often than men do. Infection, vaccination, genes, refined food diet and hormone changes may be linked to the disease. RA usually affects joints on both sides of the body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected. The disease often begins slowly, usually with only minor joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

Joint symptoms may include:

• Morning stiffness, which lasts more than 1 hour, is common. Joints may feel warm, tender, and stiff when not used for an hour.

• Joint pain is often felt on the same joint on both sides of the body.

• Over time, joints may lose their range of motion and may become deformed.

The general advice is to exercise more to decrease pain and feel more energetic, although this hardly seems possible to someone suffering with RA. It is true that inactivity decreases joint motion and flexibility. Inactivity also can lead to weak muscles and deformed joints. Regular exercise helps reverse joint stiffness, builds muscle, and boosts overall fitness. With regular exercise, you can be stronger with less fatigue in spite of this disease. Here is the key: it must be the right type of exercise; it is not necessarily about doing “more” exercise, but the right kind with the right dose. And yes, exercise should be discussed as a
dose, just like medicine. Especially when dealing with this particular pathology, because the right amount of exercise for someone with RA can be life changing. It could radically improve their quality of living. The wrong dose could easily be toxic and leave the sufferer of this disease worse off.

To find out more about Rheumatoid Arthritis and what type of exercise those who suffer from it should try check out The Women’s Journal West edition online.

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PC Computing offers Microsoft Excel 2010 Workshop

Microsoft  Excel class  offering is Saturday November 5   9:00am – 11:30am at the Medina County University Center.

This will be a HANDS ON class and you will have access to a computer. This class is for you if you have Excel 2010 or are thinking of getting it.

Last year this class filled up FAST..so don’t wait.

The charge for this class is $35 for a 2.5 hour class… 100% of the proceeds are going to the scholarship fund for the Medina Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals.

To register go to www.pccomputing1.com or to www.iaap-medinacounty.org

Dale Carnegie & Associates Rewrite Iconic Book for the 21st Century

Seventy-five years ago, Dale Carnegie published the now-classic book, How to Win Friends & Influence People – it went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, was just named #19 of the top 100 best books of all time by TIME magazine, and has counseled multiple generations on the art of communication and success in both business and everyday life. Critic Jonathan Yardley has placed it among ten books that have most shaped the American character.

The ways we communicate and interact have changed dramatically in our digital age. Facebook, Twitter, Skype, email, cell phones—the communication portals have multiplied, but in many ways have become less personal. The need for Dale Carnegie’s commonsense approach to communicating has never been greater than right now. With HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE IN THE DIGITAL AGE (Simon & Schuster; October 4, 2011; $26.00) Dale Carnegie & Associates have rewritten and revamped the iconic book for the 21st century, while holding onto its root message for success.

“We live in an unprecedented era of self-promotion,” the book says. “We watch YouTube videos like the Double Rainbow go viral in a matter of weeks and garner the kind of global attention people used to break their backs for years, even decades, to obtain….We are daily tempted to believe that the best publicity strategy is a mix of gimmick and parody run through the most virally proficient medium. The temptation is too much for many. But for those who understand the basics of human relations, there is a far better, far more reputable, far more sustainable way to operate.”

To read more about this book and to get yourself a copy visit Simon & Schuster on the web www.simonandschuster.com

To find classes available through Dale Carnegie Training check out our digital magazine at http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/44296/26