How to Stay Upbeat During the Holidays

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How to Stay Upbeat During the Holidays
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Tue, 11-20-2012 - 2:43pm

Anticipation alone of activity-related events during the holidays can create stress that leads to the holiday blues, says Mayo Clinic rheumatologist, John Davis, MD. “Just the idea of making meals, shopping, wrapping gifts, entertaining – and the pain and joint stiffness that these activities are likely to exacerbate – can be overwhelming. What should be a happy, enjoyable time becomes the opposite,” says Dr. Davis.

But, by incorporating a few forward-thinking measures now can mean creating one of your most enjoyable holidays ever.

To read more, go to:  http://www.arthritistoday.org/symptoms/depression/holiday-depression-arthritis.php?utm_source=ATenewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=103holidaydepression

Molly
Arthritis Central

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 5:22pm

~hugs~

Thanks for sharing this Molly!

My dd is having a very hard time this year...

:(

Nightangel