Lifestyle & Wellness

Nutrition Month resources for your review!

March is Nutrition Month and it’s a great opportunity to focus on your health and wellness. Join registered dietician Samantha Holmgren as she provides various resources throughout the month to help you make informed decisions about food and nutrition. From tips on how to better absorb nutrients with Enteropathic Arthritis…

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Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Managing Spondyloarthritis takes time and effort, and in many cases, trial and error. What works well for one patient is not necessarily effective for another, even if they have been diagnosed with the same condition. What works for someone now may not work for the same person in the future…

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Yoga for AS Program

Are you interested in a Yoga program for AS?  We’ve got the perfect resource for you! The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association is excited to partner with Yoga For AS, a UK based group of yoga instructors who themselves are spondyloarthritis patients! This program, free to Canadians through the CSA, will provide…

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Yoga & Stretching for Spondyloarthritis

Join the CSA and Yoga for AS for this very special webinar that launched our partnership with this fantastic organization.

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How Nighttime Habits Affect Daytime Health

How Nighttime Habits Affect Daytime Health Reviewed By: Smitha Bhandari, MD Exercise In general, hitting the gym helps you sleep better and get to sleep quicker. But when you work out, your body makes more cortisol. That’s a hormone that helps make you more alert. That’s good when you’re trying to…

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Nutrition & Chronic Inflammatory Illness

Nutrition & Chronic Inflammatory Illness Nutrition and chronic inflammatory illness We know how hard it is to find trustworthy information online. It’s even harder when you are looking for information on health and nutrition. People are constantly pushing their latest supplement, the latest cure-all diet, or making you feel bad…

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Art Therapy

Art Therapy Curious about Art Therapy?    Art therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach to help individuals engage in a process of creation and self-reflection through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, etc. Art therapy mobilizes the creative potential and can help you better understand yourself, your emotions, symptoms, and responses to living with your disease. No artistic skill…

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Spoon Theory and Talking to Loved Ones

Lifestyle & Wellness Has someone ever asked you what it feels like to live with a spondyloarthritic condition and you’re just at a loss for words? Sometimes it feels like SpA is impossible to explain and people on the outside will never understand. Some say “if you know, you know”…

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Using a Body Map to Describe your Symptoms

Lifestyle & Wellness Drawing how you visualize your condition can be extremely powerful. Art can be used as a therapy and has shown to lead to increased quality of life ⁽¹⁾. It can also help healthcare professionals understand the experience of health and illness ⁽¹⁾. Additionally, art can be used…

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Spondyloarthritis & The Workplace

Lifestyle & Wellness It is no secret that SpA can have an effect on your employment and work life. In our 2020 Quality of Life Survey, 40.8% said that they are working full-time, including self-employment. 2.4% were on short-term disability and 15.8% were on long-term disability.  We’ve develloped this information…

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