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CRA Interview Series 2014: Mr. Angelo Papachristos – Exercises for low back in arthritis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/ABNYouTube. We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.

Today’s interview features Mr. Angelo Papachristos, an advanced practice physiotherapist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Angelo talks about the difference between mechanical and inflammatory pain. He stresses on fitness conditioning and lifestyle management.

Arthritis Olympics Challenge March 16 | Day 9

Arthritis Olympics BannerToday’s Arthritis Olympics Challenge is to do some water aerobics. Walking, bicycling, yoga, tai chi, Pilates, low-impact aerobics, swimming, and water aerobics are types of low-impact exercises. Regardless of their age, those living with long-term arthritis and its associated pain can participate in low-impact exercises. A bonus, is that low-impact exercise decreases stress levels and helps to improve the way you feel.

Arthritis Olympics Challenge February 19 | Day 13

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Day 1 – Walk for 30 minutes

Day 2 – Jog for 30 minutes

Day 3 – Walk up and down stairs for 10 times

Day 4  – Swim for 30 minutes

Day 5 – Do this yoga exercise: Sun Salutation x 10

Day 6 – Read for 45 minutes

Day 7 – Do this stretch: Touch your hands to your toes 30 times

Day 8 – Dance with a friend for 10 minutes

Day 9 – Do 10 jumping jacks

Day 10 – Do 30 minutes of household chores

Day 11 – Go ice skating

Day 12 – Do some weight lifting exercises

Day 13 – Hula Hoop for 10 minutes

Do you like to hula hoop? Today’s Arthritis Olympics Challenge is to hula hoop for 10 minutes! Don’t have a hula hoop? You can always do the motion and still get a great stretch and exercise.

Arthritis Olympics Challenge February 13|Day 7

Arthritis Olympics Banner

Arthritis Olympics History

Day 1 – Walk for 30 minutes

Day 2 – Jog for 30 minutes

Day 3 – Walk up and down stairs for 10 times

Day 4  – Swim for 30 minutes

Day 5 – Do this yoga exercise: Sun Salutation x 10

Day 6 – Read for 45 minutes

Day 7 – Do this stretch: Touch your hands to your toes 30 times

Today’s Arthritis Olympics Challenge is do this stretch: Touch your hands to your toes 30 times.

Stretching is done to gradually increase muscle flexibility. To avoid injury during an exercise routine, stretch beforehand as a warm-up. However, it should be noted that overstretching an actively inflamed joint could cause damage. Therefore, we recommend consulting with a health professional if you are uncertain about how to do stretching exercise or to find out if stretching is suitable for your joint condition.

Arthritis Olympics Challenge February 11|Day 5

Arthritis Olympics Challenge BannerArthritis Olympics History

Day 1 – Walk for 30 minutes

Day 2 – Jog for 30 minutes

Day 3 – Walk up and down stairs for 10 times

Day 4  – Swim for 30 minutes

Day 5 – Do this yoga exercise: Sun Salutation x 10

The Sun Salutation Pose is a series of 12 poses that help improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles and spinal column. Visit abc-of-yoga.com to view a demonstration and break down of the Sun Salutation exercise.

AS it Goes – Exercise Message Got You Down?

I have been thinking a lot about exercise in this post-Christmas, post-New Year’s period. The operative word here is “thinking” because making the leap to “doing” is quite another matter. As an ankylosing spondylitis-er (is that a word?), I understand the importance and value of staying active, but actually participating in some kind of exercise is not a painless option.

 

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