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Unfortunately, many of us get out of the habit of wearing sunscreen during the winter, so it becomes more of a challenge to remember to apply it regularly – and comprehensively – when spring arrives. On the days when you … Continue reading
Now that much of the U.S. is starting to see some sun, it’s tempting to overdo our outdoors time. Remember to wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and dress appropriately when you’ll be working or playing in hot weather: being … Continue reading
Try to shower, bathe, or dress as early in your day as possible. It’ll help refresh your perspective, and you’ll be more likely to go outside, complete a task, and feel better about yourself.
Many fibromites find that night guards can minimize pain stemming from clenched jaws. If you’re just starting out with a night guard, you may find that the unfamiliar device makes it even more difficult to sleep – so try wearing … Continue reading
Slippery soap can make bathing more difficult, but easy-grasp options have expanded past mesh scrubbies and washcloths to include textile soap savers and felted soaps. Soap savers are knitted or crocheted pouches that contain a bar of soap, whereas felted … Continue reading
The high pollen counts of early spring often trigger seasonal allergies, which can make it even more difficult for fibromites to sleep, breathe, and function. If you’re affected, talk to your healthcare provider about remedies that will mesh smoothly with … Continue reading
Managing messy hair, especially for those with longer locks, can be truly difficult: pulling at tangles both injures a tender scalp and uses up critical arm strength. Steps you can take to tame tangles include using a wide-toothed comb (essential … Continue reading
Many of us take a number of prescription medications and supplements each day, which can feel daunting. Tempting as it may be, don’t skip doses just because you don’t feel like taking them: while it may seem liberating to be … Continue reading
Recovering from a non-fibro illness, like a cold or the flu? Remember to be extra-patient with yourself. Give yourself longer than “normal” to start feeling better, and don’t push too hard to get back on your feet: you may find … Continue reading
Got an upcoming dental appointment? Start applying a little extra lip balm a week or so in advance: it’ll help prevent cracked lips during the cleaning and exam.