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Carefully assess your outdoor space to find a setting that is safe and meets your exercise needs. Depending on the conditions, sunscreen, a hat, warm clothes or protective rain gear may be necessary.

American Council on Exercise

In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Seize The Day and Get Outdoors

Regular physical activity is important for all adults and those with arthritis are no exception. Physical activity has been proven to decrease pain, delay the onset of disability, improve physical functioning, mood, and independence, and enhance quality of life, aerobic capacity and muscle strength. Despite these significant benefits, adults with arthritis have higher rates of physical inactivity than those without arthritis. With the help of the American Council on Exercise, longtime supporter of the OA Action Alliance, here are some great ideas on how to get outdoors and be more active.

Cycling on Rails-To-Trails: From quick rides for work commutes to a weekend training ride to exploring a new region during a multiday cycling and camping trip, bicycle paths built on old railroad rights-of-way provide numerous options for those who love to travel via two wheels.

Walking the Dog: If you’re not very active, owning a dog could give you a very good reason to walk regularly. But before you rush out and buy a dog, plan your purchase. Make sure you choose a breed that’s appropriate to your lifestyle. For example, don’t buy a large active dog if you live in a small apartment or have limited mobility.

View Food as Fuel for a Healthy Lifestyle: Share this infographic created by the NIH (View en español) and help spread the word about healthy diet and exercise.

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see AND pursuing that vision.

 

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

  • NEW! The American College of Rheumatology created a new blog post on arthritis and morning pain (8/10/2020)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI).” (8/9/2020)
  • NEWClinical observation pivotal to managing temporomandibular joint arthritis (8/7/20)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “Strength Coach for Arsenal – Dominic May.” (8/6/2020)
  • Many older adults not ready for telehealth (8/3/2020)
  • Drop in hip fracture risk tied to lifestyle factors (7/27/2020)
  • Sports Medicine Research has posted a new podcast on the topic “Optimizing Injury Prevention Programs” (7/24/2020)
  • Making use of the ‘new normal’ of wearable technology in clinical practice (7/15/2020)
  • July issue of JointHealth™ insight has been released (7/14/2020)
  • Patient-reported outcome measures may be integrated into virtual orthopedic care (7/10/2020)
  • Return-to-play programs after ACL reconstruction are cost-effective for pediatric patients (7/2/2020)

Webinars

CCCR Series

 

8/19 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

Arthritis FoundationThe Arthritis Foundation is announcing a Call for Abstracts for the inaugural 2020 Osteoarthritis Clinical Studies (OACS) Conference. A Video Poster session is being launched to provide a presentation outlet for promising, high-quality research results.
Please click HERE for more info and to submit your abstract today!

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