5 Best Walking Songs for People with Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard the advice before from our doctor: get some exercise if you want to feel better. Most frustrating of all for people with osteoarthritis is that the one thing that may be best for our health is also the habit that’s hardest to pick up. That joint pain can be so hard to…

How Apps and Even Alexa Can Help People with Chronic Illnesses

In this age of information and technology, it would be hard to overlook the amazing utility of apps in helping to improve the lives of people with chronic illnesses. After all, what are apps for if not to identify and fill the needs of their users? As with any subset of the tech-using population, people…

Spring Cleaning with a Chronic Illness

Whether you have a big family to help or are flying solo, Spring cleaning presents a number of hurdles for people with chronic illnesses. Depending on your specific conditions, symptoms, and types of flare-ups, these Marie Kondo style sessions can be adjusted, augmented and otherwise adapted to fit your needs. The important thing is to…

The Importance of Adding Fiber into your Diet for Osteoarthritis

People with osteoarthritis want the same things from life as those without — to play with their grandchildren, take a stroll through the park with their partner, or even walk the streets of Paris for the first time. There are a few medications that doctors can prescribe to manage joint pain and stiffness, but people…

Easy Food Prep for the Chronically Ill Person

For people with chronic illnesses, it can be a perpetual tug of war when it comes to food. Sure, it might be healthier to wake up with an egg white scramble and a carefully peeled grapefruit or end the day by making a well-balanced dinner, but it’s so much easier to reach for something packaged…

Q&A: Patient Advocate, Jorge – Finding Out I had Type 2 Diabetes

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Jorge, a husband, father and small business owner who has lived with Type 2 Diabetes for the past four years. Jorge was previously seeking a healthcare community where he could connect with others and came upon Peer Health where he has been able to enjoy the benefits of…

Ideas for Enjoying Spring Break with a Chronic Illness

For people with chronic illnesses, Spring Break can simultaneously be a fun and difficult time of year. If you have children, you’re familiar with the extra responsibilities and expectations of the week that every parent knows. And if you don’t, it can still be difficult to come to terms with missing out on some of…

The Best Exercises for Those with Osteoarthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and many of them struggle with one of the most commonly prescribed treatments: exercise. Remaining physically active can feel difficult and counterproductive with painful joints protesting at every step. For those who were active before their diagnosis, it’s frustrating to be limited by their condition. And for others, nurturing…

Meal Prepping for People with Hypertriglyceridemia

Hypertriglyceridemia may sound like a daunting disease, but it’s one of the more common diagnoses for adults in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, this familiar condition has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular health issues. The causes of hypertriglyceridemia can vary from person to person and may include…

A Pet Could be Healthy for your Support System. Who’s in your #PHCrew?

When we’re little kids yearning for a puppy, we’re often asked if the joy we get from companionship is worth the responsibilities associated with caring for an animal. As we grow into adulthood, this balance continues to hold true and evolve for different circumstances in life. It can be easy to assume that for a…

Valentines Treats for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Do you feel like you don’t have the energy to do anything? Does it feel like your mental clarity and health have simply been swept away in the wake of your Type 2 Diabetes? Well, I am here to tell you, that you don’t have to be a victim to your negativity or your seemingly…

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it Still be a Happy Valentine’s Day?

Chronic illness unfortunately affects a large portion of the adult population, with symptoms that range from severe pain from fibromyalgia to the extreme fatigue commonly accompanying Lyme disease. These conditions often drastically decrease the ability to perform daily tasks, function efficiently at work, or engage in beloved pastimes. Any of these obstacles alone can have…