Tips to improve and protect joint health

Tips to improve and protect joint health

Handle Heavy Loads To make heavy loads more comfortable to handle, use your largest, strongest joints and muscles to take the stress off smaller hand joints and to spread the load over large surface areas. Hold items close to your body, which is less stressful for...
Being part of the change

Being part of the change

Zachariah Reuelu works for Arthritis New Zealand as the Community Development Coordinator for Pacific Peoples and we asked him why he sees his work as an important part of who he is. “My community wellbeing is important to me especially a healthy community that...
How to manage a flare-up caused by arthritis

How to manage a flare-up caused by arthritis

From time to time you may experience a flare-up. This is when the symptoms of arthritis temporarily worsen. A flare-up could include an increase in pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced mobility. You may also notice an increase in fatigue, trouble sleeping, anxiety,...
Staying connected is essential to your well-being

Staying connected is essential to your well-being

The week before Lockdown level 4 began, we started four *new private Facebook support groups for people with various forms of arthritis. Now, almost three months later, the four groups each have around 100 members actively taking part in discussions within the groups....
Do you have trouble sleeping with arthritis?

Do you have trouble sleeping with arthritis?

Moe raruraru? Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep:   1. Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep Check medications with your Pharmacist. Maintain a regular sleep routine 7 days a week – bedtime and waking up. Stop clock-watching – take it...

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