Lifestyle Changes | Fight The Fuse

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Lifestyle Changes

Ankylosing Spondylitis can impact every area of your life. It is important for you to develop a positive approach towards managing your condition. Here are a few lifestyle modifications that will help you live well with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fight The Fuse.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet[1]

Plenty of vegetables, sprouts, fruits

Plenty of vegetables, sprouts, fruits

Whole grains

Whole grains

Omega-3 or healthy fats

Omega-3 or healthy fats

Plenty of fluids

Plenty of fluids

Ensure that you sleep well[2]

Sleep for 7 to 8 hours

Sleep for 7 to 8 hours

Ensure good sleep posture

Ensure good sleep posture

Sleep on firm and even surfaces

Sleep on firm and even surfaces

Develop a bed time routine

Develop a bed time routine

Be stress free[3]

Consider deep breathing or yoga

Consider deep breathing or yoga

Journal your thoughts

Journal your thoughts

Join support groups

Join support groups

Get professional help

Get professional help

Learn new ways to cope with your symptoms and Fight The Fuse!

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Exercises

Emotional Well-being

References

  1. Everyday health. A Healthy Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis. Available [Online] at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/ankylosing-spondylitis/a-healthy-diet-for-ankylosing-spondylitis.aspx Accessed on 15 April 2020

  2. Arthritis health. How to Sleep Better if You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Available [Online] at: https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/how-sleep-better-if-you-have-ankylosing-spondylitis Accessed on 16 April 2020

  3. Everyday health. What to Do When Ankylosing Spondylitis Gets You Down. Available [Online] at:
    https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/ankylosing-spondylitis-treatment-management/when-ankylosing-spondylitis-gets-you-down/ Accessed on 16 April 2020