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For the 4.6 million Canadians living with inflammatory
conditions like arthritis and autoimmune diseases, exercise
can have a positive effect on how they feel. So why doesn’t
everyone stay active?
Montreal resident, Morris Dascal, 60, was diagnosed with
psoriatic arthritis
(PsA) three years ago and feared that he
wouldn’t be able to continue being active due to his illness.
He had been active all of his life and indeed, in his early
career, Dascal was a phys-ed teacher and a soccer and vol-
leyball coach for 10 years.
When he started experiencing symptoms of PsA, he
feared he would have to reduce his physical activity
which would have been a real blow to his self-
esteem. Luckily, after finding the right treat-
ment, he was able to continue being active.
Dascal said he was determined not to let
PsA define him or minimize his quality
of life.
“It’s easy to succumb to the pain
of arthritis and not be active,” he
explained. “However, there are physical benefits to staying
vital and energetic and psychological ones as well.”
Dascal encourages individuals with arthritis to keep mov-
ing. Here are a few fitness tips that work for him:
Try doing exercises that help keep your joints in motion
such as yoga, swimming, cross country skiing and biking,
but always consult your physician before starting any
new workout regimen.
Get a dog if you can, not only for the company but it will
keep you walking every day.
Find a partner/friend/family member to work out
with so that person will keep you motivated.
Try developing a schedule and maintain a
regular routine.
Join a sport team or a group for your
age that meets regularly.
Don’t be too hard on yourself; if
you can’t do an exercise, move
on and try something else.
How to Keep Your Arthritic Joints in Motion
Source: newscanada
5 signs it may be time to visit your Doctor
Adult males are notorious for avoiding visits to their doctor. But when it comes to their sex life and
overall wellbeing a visit to the doctor could be worth consideration.
If you or your partner recognize these five signs and symptoms, then it may be time to visit the doctor:
These are all symptoms of a medical condition known as testosterone deficiency (low-T). Men don’t
have to sacrifice their happiness, and stifle the sizzle between the sheets, all for the sake of avoiding
their doctor. Treatment options are available. In fact, a new prescription treatment option that is
applied to the armpit, similarly to deodorant, is now available to help improve symptoms of
low-T in men.
If your male partner is no longer behaving like his normal self, encourage him to talk to his
doctor about low-T. His armpit may be the gateway to a happier man.
Source: newscanada
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No longer feeling
like his usual self
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Loss of
energy
3
Decreased
sexual desire
4
Mood
depression
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Decreased
motivation