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 podcast – Live Yes! With Arthritis . Hosted by arthritis patients, Rebecca and Julie, this unique podcast features:

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

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  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Episode 3: Trendy Diets

    January 6th, 2020  |  27 mins
    cleanse, detox, diet, fasting, keto, paleo

    On this episode, we’re talking about trendy diets and whether they are helpful or harmful for people with arthritis. Nutrition expert and registered dietitian Dr. Lona Sandon will help us separate fact from fiction about the Paleo and Keto diets, intermittent fasting and things to think about in detoxes and cleanses.

  • Episode 2: Mindfulness

    December 9th, 2019  |  27 mins 24 secs
    arthritis, fitness, health, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, pain, podcast, preview, wellness

    On this episode, we’re talking about the link between stress and arthritis symptoms, like pain, sleep and fatigue, and how mindfulness can help. Get tips on getting started from special guests, Nicole Riley, MD, an integrative pain management doctor and mindfulness expert, and Meryl Arnett, a meditation and yoga teacher.

  • Episode 1: CBD

    November 17th, 2019  |  25 mins 37 secs
    arthritis, cannabis, cbd, chronic, diet, exercise, fatique, fitness, health, illness, nutrition, pain

    On this episode, we’re talking about CBD for arthritis symptom relief, with special guest Dr. Kevin Boehnke from the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan. Is it worth the hype, time and money?

  • Episode 0: NEW - Live Yes! with Arthritis podcast - trailer

    November 6th, 2019  |  1 min 21 secs
    arthritis, cbd, diet, fatigue, fitness, health, nutrition, pain, podcast, preview, sleep, wellness

    A preview of the Arthritis Foundation's upcoming Live Yes! with Arthritis Podcast