Thursday, May 25, 2017

Self-Care with a Chronic Illness: Move

It's Arthritis Awareness Month! This month I am challenging you to take a little time each day and practice better self-care. Each day in May, I plan to share one simple way you can show yourself some love and appreciation.

Move. Not every day is a good day to move. Some days we need to recognize our limits and rest. However, when possible, MOVE! 

  • Lots of pain today? Try gently rolling your ankles and wrists as you veg out on Netflix.
  • Stiff but able to get out of bed? Go for a short walk. The sun and wind often change your mood instantly.
  • Not sure how movement will affect you today? Julie, over at It's Just a Bad Day, Not a Bad Life shares some great tips for chair yoga.
  • Feeling like you can take on the world? Go for a bike ride, lift weights, hike, hold hands and skip with your kids. We don't have these days every day so embrace them while you can.    


  1. After two good days of bicycling I had to park it to rest my ankle. But wow I ma ready to get back on ASAP. I do love my bicycle.

  2. Swim! Always a great way to build endurance, improve or maintain joint mobility, stretch, or simply float. A great non-weight-bearing exercise for any form of arthritis.