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Hobbies for arthritis sufferers


Individuals with arthritis are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. Doctors want people to exercise to keep up the range of motion in affected joints. However, even some limited movements can cause pain and suffering to those with arthritis. Furthermore, individuals with arthritis may shy away from the activities they once enjoyed because the pain is simply too overwhelming.
Instead of simply sitting on the couch watching television, there are a number of different things arthritis sufferers can do to pass the


Farm Workers Face Dangers

Tractor rollovers are a common cause of injury on farms.

Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries.

According to the most recent statistics, farmers face a fatality rate of 25.1 for every 100,000 workers. In 2008, 456 farmers and farm workers lost their lives to work-related injuries. What's particularly risky about agricultural work is that it tends to be a family profession. That puts all members of the family at risk for injury. On average, 113 youth under the age of 20 die annually from farm-related injuries.


Can a Workday Nap Increase Employee Productivity?

"Seinfeld" character George Costanza may have had the right idea when he had a custom-built bed installed under his desk at his Yankee Stadium office. New research indicates falling asleep on the job actually may be good for employees, not merely grounds for firing.


Exercise myths aging women should ignore

Fatigue and minor aches and pains that often come with aging can make exercise seem like a wrong activity for older women to partake in. While every woman should discuss her specific physical condition with a physician, especially if those aches and pains are persistent, adopting a sedentary lifestyle is not likely to make things better.


4 ways to make getting fit more fun

People gravitate toward things because they are enjoyable. Participation in sports can be fun, as it involves exercise as well as socializing with friends. Too often individuals fail to make fitness fun and that's why their efforts fizzle out. Here are four ways to make getting in shape more enjoyable.