Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | May 21, 2012

Arthritis Awareness Month – News & Resources

  • The Arthritis Foundation has released the report, Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis. The report was produced in collaboration with numerous co-sponsors including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, United States Bone and Joint Initiative and more. Within the report, the priority strategies are discussed in relation to six influential sectors which range from Community and Public Health to Mass Media and Communication. The full report along with other information can be accessed through the Arthritis Foundation website at:   http://www.arthritis.org/public-health-physical-activity-report.php.
  • Looking to incorporate exercise into your daily routine? Or maybe you’re trying to regain daily activity after a long hiatus? There is no doubt that physical activity holds incredible benefits for both mind and body, and can also be particularly helpful in managing arthritis pain. If you are looking to ease into a new exercise plan, check out Arthritis Today’s 12-Week Walking Plan, which offers different options for beginning-advanced walkers. The free, printable plan also includes a page to log activity and space for writing your goals! Access the plan at:  http://www.arthritistoday.org/fitness/walking/tips-and-strategies/walking-plan.phpTo avoid risk of injury and complications, it is advised that you consult a physician before starting an exercise program. 
  • As if living in a hurried, stress-prone society isn’t exhausting enough, living with a chronic condition can be even more draining. If you find yourself having difficulty getting up in the morning and caffeinated beverages have become your daily ally, it may be time to incorporate some healthier refreshers into your life. For ideas on revamping your daily routine, check out Arthritis Today’s “Instant Energy Boosters” available at: http://www.arthritistoday.org/symptoms/fatigue/instant-energy-boosters.php.

Information obtained from the Arthritis Foundation.  http://www.arthritis.org/index.php

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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  1. Great article.


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