Live Yes! with Arthritis

You may have arthritis, but it doesn’t have you

About the show

Join the conversation with the Arthritis Foundation’s new podcast – Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast. Hosted by arthritis patients, Rebecca and Julie, this unique podcast features:

• Discussing and sharinge smart solutions to issues people with arthritis deal with every daytips they believe really work and that can help you change your life
• Interviewing experts on topics that matter most to you care about – everything from eating right, staying fit and helping you focus on the things that matter most to you diet/nutrition, mindfulness, the latest treatments, relationships, and much more
• Invite you to learning and laughing together with a community who really gets what you are going through

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Episodes

  • Episode 12: The Many Benefits of Walking

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 45 secs
    arthritis, benefits of walking, difficulty walking, exercise for arthritis, joint pain, lupus, managing pain, mental health, osteoarthritis, pain, physical activity, physical health, rheumatoid arthritis, routine, tips for walking, walk with ease, walking

    Staying active is important for managing arthritis, but it can be difficult for some people to do, especially when they’re in a lot of pain. Walking is a good way to ease into adding physical activity to your routine. Dr. Leigh Callahan talks about the many benefits of walking, from managing the pain of arthritis to improving your physical and mental health. She shares strategies for taking the first step by using the Walk With Ease program.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog, get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
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  • Episode 10: Arthritis Medical Myth Busters

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 36 secs

    There are many misconceptions about arthritis and if you live with it, certainly you’ve heard it all. Whether you have arthritis, gout or psoriatic arthritis, long-time rheumatologist Andrew Laster, MD, debunks some of the most common myths and misconceptions about arthritis to decipher fact from fiction. Tune in to this episode to gain a better understanding of your arthritis to help better manage your symptoms.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the host blogs, get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

  • Episode 9: Wellness in Challenging Times

    April 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 52 secs
    anxiety, arthritis, chronic illness, connect, coping, depression, juvenile arthritis, lupus, mental health, research, rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, social worker, support group, therapy, transitions, wellness in challenging times

    When you live with a chronic illness like arthritis, you’ve had to endure many different losses. So how do you cope with it all? Collectively, the world around us is going through the loss of what we used to know and the fear of the unknown. This journey is one those with arthritis experience daily. Social worker, researcher, Arthritis Warrior and Arthritis Advocate Courtney Wells shares her personal journey — and helps identify the important steps to take to ensure we’re mentally and emotionally well during these challenging times.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast Read Courtney's blog with more information and suggestions for books and other podcasts here: http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/wellness-in-challenging-times/

  • Episode 8: Stay Home Ergonomically

    March 31st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 19 secs
    adapting work space, arthritis, ease of use, ergonomics, home schooling, joint protection, juvenile arthritis, laptop, occupational therapy, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, stay home, working from home

    It’s a whole new world out there right now, always changing and adding more stress to our lives, not to mention possibly increased stress on our joints. Between working and educating from home, as well as managing it all, what can you do to prevent pain and inflammation of your joints? Ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist Nikki Weiner has suggestions to help you work from home ergonomically —while keeping your joint health in mind.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the host blogs and get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

  • Episode 7: Coronavirus & Arthritis

    March 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 56 secs
    arthritis, autoimmune disease, biologics, coronavirus, covid-19, high risk, immunosuppressed, increased risk for infection, infections, lupus, methotrexate, osteoarthritis, prednisone, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

    The public health crisis surrounding the coronavirus – COVID-19 – has everyone concerned and anxious, especially those living with a chronic condition like arthritis. This special edition episode (recorded March 12, 2020) features Dr. Michael George, a rheumatologist and epidemiologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies infections in patients with autoimmune disease. He helps answer questions for people living with arthritis, especially those who are immune suppressed or have an autoimmune condition, based on what is known today.

    Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast site to read the host blogs and get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast

  • Episode 6: Reframing Pain

    March 3rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 57 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, living with chronic pain, managing pain, osteoarthritis, pain, pain psychologist, pain rehab, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

    Living with arthritis can mean living with chronic pain for so many. What’s the best way to cope with pain? On this episode, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, PhD, LP, director of Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center, discusses the brain-pain connection and offers suggestions for managing pain.

  • Episode 5: Relationships

    February 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 39 secs
    arthritis, care, health, love, relationships, self-worth

    Psychotherapist Katie Willard Virant talks to Rebecca and Julie about the importance of recognizing and asserting your own self-worth, which can help you navigate relationships with others, who may also be affected by your arthritis. She also discusses how to talk to children when one parent gets sick and the family dynamic changes.

  • Episode 4: Physical Activity

    January 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 23 secs
    exercise, physical activity

    Exercise and arthritis? Learn healthy, safe strategies to increase your fitness and wellness.