Canoeing and kayaking are good exercises for people with arthritis because they are low-impact sports that reduce wear-and-tear on joints and tissues.
After his diagnosis with arthritis, Nova Scotia resident Nick LeBlanc refused to give up on sports and participates in paddling sports like kayaking. Childhood arthritis affects three in 1,000 children in Canada. LeBlanc was playing in a tournament when a swollen knee eventually led a visit to the ER, where doctors referred him to a rheumatologist and he was diagnosed with arthritis.
Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics by joining us in the virtual Arthritis Olympic Village.
Arthritis Broadcast Network (powered by Arthritis Consumer Experts) invites you to join us between August 5-21 in our virtual “Arthritis Olympics Village” Facebook page. In honour of an Olympic event happening each day, the village will share inspirational stories on:
Athletes living with arthritis who have excelled or continue to excel at their sports
Injury prevention and risks associated with certain sports
Athletes and what they can do to advocate for the well-being of people living with arthritis
Which specific sports may benefit people living with arthritis
It’s time to recognize and promote that people living with arthritis can remain active and become “Olympians” in their own eyes.
A free workshop by Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Explore the role of exercise on physical and brain health with professional experts Drs. Steven Blair, Kirk Erickson, and Brian Saelens. The doctors will be sharing their research on the physical and cognitive health benefits of physical activity in today’s society.
Space is limited so please register by April 29, 2016!
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 Time:3pm-5pm Location: University Centre (UBC), 6331 Crescent Road, Sage East (Main Level)
*Registration opens at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
An ACL injury is the tear or sprain of an anterior cruciate ligament – one of the major ligaments in your knee. The cruciate ligaments are found inside your knee joint and combined, the anterior and the posterior cruciate ligaments control the back and forth motion of your knee. An ACL injury is one of the most common knee injury and often occur in athletes who play physically demanding sports like soccer, football, and basketball.
Sport spectacular Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games officially started this past weekend and is on until July 26, followed by the Para Pan Am Games from August 7-15. Thus far, the games already saw a total of 262 medals. Currently, Canada sits on top of the medal count with 49 medals, followed by United States at 39 medals.
As a strong advocate of incorporating physical activity into an arthritis treatment plan, Arthritis Broadcast Network wants you to celebrate the games with us. The Pan Am Games are displaying athletic excellence of at least one Pan Am sport a day. In return, we would like to challenge you to provide a photo a day of you or a friend doing some form of physical activity. Extra praise from us if you provide a photo with you doing one of the Pan Am Games sport. Please tag your photos with hashtag #ABNPhotoaDay on our social media channels:
To follow and interact with the Pan Am Games, you can visit www.toronto2015.org. The official hashtag for the Pan Am Games is #TO2015. To cheer on for Team Canada, you can use the hashtag #GoCanadaGo. Continue reading →
Join Team Arthritis and celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup™
Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) has created Team Arthritis to celebrate the athletes in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™. Our goal is to raise awareness of how women living with arthritis can remain active and achieve high performance in their lives.
We encourage women living with arthritis, their friends and family, and members of the public to join Team Arthritis and share their stories. During the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, from June 6-July 5, ACE will share news and stories from the FIFA World Cup™. We will also share the latest information related to sports and injury and pose a series of challenges on Facebook that will stimulate your muscle and mind. Inspired by the World Cup ™, these challenges will be related to safe exercise, injury prevention, and living a balanced lifestyle. Please share your progress with us by posting and sending us pictures and stories of your accomplishments on our social media networks: Continue reading →
How can online physical activity trackers affect your arthritis care?
Heard of Apple’s new Apple Watch – a wearable device that serves as a fitness and health tracker? Devices like this are fast becoming the most popular new aid to support people to stay active.
An ongoing study at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is asking whether there is a use for these devices in arthritis care – what do you think?
If you live in Alberta or Ontario, you are invited to take part in a focus group to share your views. During the focus group, the research team led by Dr. Linda Li will be presenting on a selection of physical activity trackers.
No experience with the devices is necessary to participate.
Focus groups will be held at a time and location that are convenient for participants. A small honorarium will be offered to all participants.
If you would like more information, please contact Jenny Leese, Research Assistant by phone (toll-free) at 1-877-871-4575, or email email@example.com.