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Doing simple exercises to build your strength and keep your body moving can reduce your pain and stiffness.
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In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • 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 MonthNational Physical Fitness and Sports MonthCheck out the ODPHP’s interactive Move Your Way Activity Planner to find ways you can get moving this week. Use this planner to set goals, choose activities you want to do, and get tips to help you stay motivated. If you have osteoarthritis (OA), Dr. David Berkoff, Professor of Orthopaedics and Co-Director of the UNC Sports Medicine Institute, has some suggestions for how individuals with OA can get started with physical activity. After watching this video, remember to explore the rest of the resources we posted on our Staying Active webpage to get you on a path to less joint pain.

In addition to keeping the general public moving, National Physical Fitness & Sports Month is also a good reminder to keep athletes safe when they get back on the field over the summer months. Remain in the Game: A Joint EffortA consistent training program built from neuromuscular training exercises, like those in the OAAA’s Remain In the Game toolkit, can reduce the chance of knee injuries by up to 50% and may help prevent OA years down the road. It just takes 10 minutes, 2 to 3 times each week of these simple (and equipment-free!) exercises to protect players’ joints and improve performance. The Remain in the Game program is endorsed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and was created by the OAAA’s Injury Prevention Workgroup. Learn more about additional collaborations between the NATA and Injury Prevention Workgroup in this featured article of the Monthly Member Spotlight!

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
Kenneth H. Cooper

 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • BBC News: Chronic pain – The ‘unbearable’ condition affecting one in four (5/11/2022)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Prevention of osteoarthritis following injury” (5/8/2022)
  • CBS News: NASCAR racer isn’t letting arthritis slow her down (5/5/2022)
  • CreakyJoints: The best gifts for moms (or anyone) with arthritis (5/2/2022)
  • May issue of Tai Chi for Health Institute newsletter has been released (5/1/2021)
  • Scientific American: New anti-obesity drugs help people shed dozens of pounds, but they must be taken for a lifetime (5/1/2022)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “Explaining Misconceptions & What is High Value Care” (4/28/2022)
  • Axios: How squats power your life (4/27/2022)
  • America Walks: For many Americans walking is transportation, not recreation (4/27/2022)
  • The Spring 2022 issue of Weight Matters Magazine has been released (4/22/2022)
  • National Council on Aging: The inequities in the cost of chronic disease: Why it matters for older adults (4/21/2022)

 

Webinars

5/18 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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