The do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research is taking place in just ten days.
On Sunday, June 2 put on your exercise shoes and join the walk to raise awareness and research dollars.
Do it for LUPUS, is the Lupus Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Awareness and pledge events take place throughout British Columbia and people are encouraged to organize or participate in a walk, run, bike ride, golf, bowling, or any activity. For information about the BC Lupus Society, please click here and for the event, click here.
Join the Vancouver team, led by Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, research scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC), and Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, director of the Lupus Clinic, and help them achieve their goal of raising $3000 for lupus research in BC. Bring your friends and supporters too.
do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Stanley Park Lumberman’s Arch, Vancouver
To register as an individual or team, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. The Vancouver team registration is 3rd from the bottom of the page, and individual registration is the 4th from the bottom.
For more information regarding the do it for LUPUS Walk for Lupus Research please contact Val Bishop at 604-714-5564 or by by email.
To make a donation, please click here.
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is an annual online virtual convention that runs for 47 straight hours, or the length of May 20 in every time zone around the world.
Join in on this two day, around the clock, live community event!
Cheryl Koehn, founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts, will be dropping in as a Lounge Guest during the World Arthritis Autoimmune Day
At noon ET (9 a.m. PT), Sunday May 19th, just hours after the online event kicks off, Cheryl will be stopping by for 15 minutes visit in the LIVE LOUNGE to say hello to everyone who happens to be in the Lounge at that time.
Cheryl Koehn is a 23-year RA survivor and CEO of Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) and its JointHealth™ family of programs. Make sure you are there to meet Cheryl and learn a little bit more about what advocacy she has in the works!
What is JointHealth?
Cheryl developed JointHealth™ programs to empower arthritis consumers through education, helping you take control of your disease, and change your experience with arthritis. As far as Arthritis Consumer Experts, Cheryl brings the arthritis consumer’s perspective to ACE, and to decision-making processes at government, research institutions, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations across Canada and internationally.
In addition to stopping by as a Lounge Guest to ‘meet’ you all, Cheryl will have a bio in the Presentation portion of WAAD13, which will link to podcasts, educational workshops, surveys and more!
To register for WAAD13 please visit www.WAAD13.com
[The video above is a demonstration of aquatic exercises for people with arthritis courtesy of livestrong.com]
Coco the arthritis cat takes control of her arthritis pain. She is a 16-year-old black moggy who exercises weekly on a treadmill designed for dogs. Read more here.
Photo credit: Caters News Agency
In her interview with Daily Mail, Coco’s vet Amie Horsie said that the hydrotherapy unit works rather like an underwater treadmill. It allows Coco to exercise and build muscle tone and strength. Most importantly, it empowers her to stay active and fit.
Hypdrotherapy is just as effective in humans. It helps people with rheumatoid arthritis relax. Body weight is reduced by 50% to 90% in water, making moving joints and exercising easier. The video above should help you get started.
Golden Sunset at Jericho Beach
Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) president, Cheryl Koehn, took advantage of last night’s golden opportunity to exercise by swimming as the sun set at Jericho Beach.
Cheryl swears by her regular therapeutic swims after work to help cope with shoulder pains from her rheumatoid arthritis. Also, it helps her to maintain muscle strength in an “arthritis friendly”, non-weight bearing fashion. She has inspired her staff at the ACE office to bike and walk to work.
How are you exercising in the sun? Here are a few more ideas in addition to swimming:
- Playing tennis
Try to make exercise a part of your arthritis treatment plan. Depending on your individual arthritis and diagnosis, the above ideas may or may not be suitable for your exercise plan. Please consult with your family doctor before starting a new exercise routine. This June 2011′s issue of JointHealth™ Monthly may help you get started.
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