Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

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A Matter of Balance

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Living Well Workshops

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Did you know?

There are nearly 50 million people in the U.S. with some form of arthritis. Walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise for most people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. This is why the Arthritis Foundation developed the Walk With Ease program. Walk With Ease is shown to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and increase balance, strength and walking pace. (The Arthritis Foundation, 2010)

 

Arthritis Walk With Ease ® Program

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The Walk With Ease program was developed by the Arthritis Foundation, and is proven to reduce pain, increase balance, strength and walking pace.  While the Walk With Ease program was developed to help people with arthritis pain, all individuals who are looking for a way to improve their health by being more physically active can benefit from this free program and are encouraged to participate.

 

This 6-week self-led walking program is designed to help participants develop successful walking routines and stay motivated to continue walking. Individuals may sign up for this free program by registering at: www.chfs.ky.gov/wwe or calling Buffalo Trace Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living at 1-800-998-4347 or 606-564-6894. Participants will receive the WWE workbook (free of charge) which includes educational materials and worksheets. You will also receive emails of encouragement along the way.

The Walk With Ease guidebook includes:

  • The basics about arthritis and the relationship between arthritis, exercise and pain
  • How to exercise safely and comfortable
  • Making a doable personal walking plan
  • Setting realistic goals for improving fitness