Sharecare Top 5: Eat Smart at Summer Parties, Live Better With RA Pain, and 6 Surprising Ways to Get Happy

Family having a barbecue party

This week on Sharecare, we’re helping you stay slim for swimsuit season, reduce rheumatoid arthritis aches, and get your sleep cycle back on track.

1. With nicer weather and longer days, summer is the perfect time for pool parties and outdoor festivities. But all that fun usually goes hand in hand with lots of food. Learn ways to make smart eating choices and still enjoy yourself at all your summer gatherings.

2. Trying to boost your mood? It doesn’t have to be complicated. Discover six little things you can do every day to bring more joy into your life and increase your happiness levels.

3. The phrase “no pain, no gain” doesn’t apply to strength training. When you work out your muscles, the exercises need to be challenging to get results — but not to the point where it’s painful. Watch this video for expert advice on how to practice resistance training safely.

4. When it comes to rheumatoid arthritis, a proactive approach to your pain is better than ignoring the symptoms. Check out these self-care tips that’ll help you ease inflammation, lower fatigue, and find relief.

5. Are you having trouble getting some shut-eye? Your fast-paced lifestyle may be to blame. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen offer simple sleep strategies to get the ZZZs you need.