Gardening and Arthritis

In five short days, it will be spring!  Take advantage of the warmer weather, sunshine and longer days and spend time outside tending to your very own garden!  This article will provide you with gardening tips that will protect your joints while making the upkeep of a garden manageable and fun. 

 


Honor Your Arthritis Heroes at the 10th Annual Central Ohio Arthritis Walk!

The Central Ohio Arthritis Walk will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Sports Complex in Westerville, Ohio. Hundreds of participants will choose between a one-mile or 5K route and begin running and walking to show their support for those affected by arthritis. Click here to learn more!




Tai Chi Program: An Insider's View

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi (AFTC) is the most recent addition to the Life Improvement Series. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, AFTC uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. We talked with Judy Grize, who teaches through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Washington County, to give you an insider’s view of the program.


 

Managing Your Health: The Benefits of Keeping a Personal Health Care Record

Being diagnosed with a chronic disease like a type of arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia can be overwhelming.  You might wonder what type of treatment program is the best for you, what medication you should be taking, or how to better understand your symptoms. Click here to learn more about keeping health care records and taking control of arthritis!


Arthritis Foundation Volunteers Take Their Message to Capitol Hill at the 2012 Advocacy Summit

On April 16-18, hundreds of people from across the United States will meet with members of Congress to educate them about arthritis and its devastating effects on the 50 million adults and 300,000 children with the disease.  Click here to learn more.


Special Events

2012 Spring "Let's Move Together" Ohio Walks

The Arthritis Walk® is the signature fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation. But it's not just an event, it's a celebration of year-round movement to help prevent and treat arthritis.
When you join us at the Arthritis Walk®, you're not moving alone-you are becoming part of a community looking to achieve better health and change lives at the same time.

May 6, 2012- Columbus Arthritis Walk


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