The Arthritis Newsletter

Winter 2012

Free Arthritis Lifestyle Management Guide


The Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB), formerly known as the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of volunteer advocates with arthritis who bring personal experience and arthritis knowledge to research decision making at Arthritis Research Canada. Their goal is to ensure the patient perspective is represented on research matters related to the prevention, treatment and self‐management of arthritis.


Individually and collectively, they communicate research information and findings to arthritis patients, professional organizations and the general public. One vehicle utilized to communicate information to the general public is through The Arthritis Newsletter, a quarterly newsletter published by APAB. Of the articles published, the arthritis tips for lifestyle management are very popular. For the convenience of those interested in utilizing these tips, it was decided to compile these into one practical guide.


The Arthritis Lifestyle Management Guide is a compilation of many techniques used by APAB members to cope with the everyday challenges faced by people living with arthritis. The information provided in this publication is only a guide. It is not intended to replace the recommendations of your health care provider(s). This guide seeks to help people with arthritis by providing alternate approaches to performing everyday tasks, approaches that can help make life tasks a little easier and help protect the joints affected by arthritis.

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