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Initially you might feel some pain or discomfort when starting to exercise. Warning signs you might be overdoing it or something is wrong include: sharp pain, new pain in a new area, pain that lasts >2 hours after exercise, shortness of breath, chest pain, or dizziness.

In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 150+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

This May we join President Joe Biden and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) to promote National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. With all the fitness fads and conflicting health advice flooding our news feeds, it can be hard to catch people’s attention with the physical activity messages that matter. The Move Your Way® campaign can help.

ODPHP developed the Move Your Way campaign to share key recommendations from the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, released in November 2018. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, Move Your Way emphasizes personalized, practical strategies that people can use to fit more activity into their busy lives, while clearly communicating the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to stay healthy.

You can help spread the word! The Move Your Way campaign has resources for health professionals, organizations, and communities to reach adults, parents, kids, and older adults. Here are two sample posts and graphics related to arthritis to share over social media. Thank you for joining us on this initiative!

Move Your WaySocial Media Post 1)
Do you have a long-term health condition, like #arthritis or #diabetes? Physical activity can help you manage it. Learn more about the benefits of physical activity and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans from @HealthGov:

Move Your WaySocial Media Post 2)

Providers: When a patient has a chronic condition, like #arthritis, try making physical activity part of the prescription. Find tips to help patients #GetActive at #MoveYourWay
Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.
Bob Keeshan

DEI Efforts of the 150+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

American Council on ExerciseHaving the ability to serve communities outside your own or to have a thriving business in a multicultural community requires an ability to be empathetic and connect with individuals whose backgrounds and lifestyles may be very different from your own. This ACE Blog post discusses how to use Cultural Competence to improve minority health.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • The Physical Activity Alliance posted the May issue of their newsletter (5/17/2023)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “the role of viscosupplementation for OA” (5/14/2023)
  • The Guardian: ‘Little evidence’ whether or not most antidepressants work for chronic pain (5/10/2023)
  • Healio: Managing ‘unrealistic expectations’ critical for CBD use in rheumatology (5/10/2023)
  • Huffington Post: New study finds how long it really takes to establish a gym habit (5/5/2023)
  • NATA: Preventing osteoarthritis after an ACL injury: OA Action Alliance issues consensus statement recommendations (5/2/2023)
  • Marking Arthritis Awareness Month, new Angry@Arthritis Podcast attacks failing osteoarthritis status quo (5/2/2023)
  • May issue of Tai Chi for Health Institute newsletter has been released (5/2/2023)
  • The Well: ‘Silver tsunami’ requires aging expertise (4/27/2023)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “Can the Name of my Diagnosis Do More Harm Than Good?” (4/27/2023)
  • Harvard Health Blog: Does running cause arthritis? (4/26/2023)


6/21 Lunch & Learn

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

Events, Funding, and More

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