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Arthritis Resources


If you have arthritis it is very important for you to look after your joints, to avoid sprains and further injury, through applying joint protection, and to maintain range of motion and strength though daily exercises


Here are a few useful links:

Arthritis New Zealand


Arthritis Research UK - Looking after your joints


Arthritis Research UK has a lot of useful information about Arthritis in general and it is worthwhile visiting their website.


Another important aspect of managing Arthritis is to pace yourself and manage your time well.


Here is an e-book about time managment you might find helpful:


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Play Dough Recipe

Making your own exercise play-dough is a very cost effective option. Here is an easy recipe I have used for years.


1 Cup Salt

2 Cups of Flour

4 tsp Cream of Tartar

2 T Cooking Oil

2 Cups of Water


Mix all ingredients in a pot. Add colouring if you want some colour and cook for 3-5 minuites. Stir constantly until it goes thick. Store in a plastic bag or air tight container.