While arthritis, as a chronic disease, can be ever present in our lives, stress can also follow us wherever we go. According to several sources including the Arthritis Foundation, these two do not mix well together. In fact, one can fuel the other creating a cycle that might be hard to break. There are many ways to reduce stress. Here are a few ideas: spending time with a pet, exercise, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, listening to soothing music, learning to avoid procrastination, massage therapy, rest and sleep.
To read more about how stress and arthritis interact, visit the link below to the Arthritis Foundation.https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/emotional-well-being/stress-management/how-stress-affects-arthritis