Spotlight on: #selfcareaware

Spotlight on: #SelfCareAware

Living with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t easy. Some days, it’s hard to muster up the energy to get out of bed. However, it can be an important part of your day to practice these self care activities that help you maintain your overall health for the long run. That’s why we’re taking the next 14 days for a #SelfCareAware Soiree! Here’s how you can participate:

Follow us on Twitter to get your daily self care tip. Use #SelfCareAware and tweet us how you are doing with your self care task! There are also a number of other ways for you to join in the celebration below!

What’s “self care” all about, anyway?

Self care is about looking after and taking care of yourself – in a healthy way. It’s about finding beneficial ways of coping. Whether it’s brushing your teeth every day, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, self-care activities are ways that help maintain your health. While they may seem little and unimportant, they actually add up and can have a long term impact on how you feel.

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