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Here is some important information we think will help you prepare for our Virtual 5k:
Gear: Wear weather appropriate athletic wear, sneakers, and to keep track of your milage and time you will need to use a fitness tracker (watch or app)
What does 3.1 miles look like? To map out how far 3.1 miles is you can use OnTheGoMap
By Kim Clements
Exercising with Arthritis
Following up on our earlier discussion, let’s look at the most common joints that are effected by osteoarthritis (OA) Hips, Knees, Fingers and Feet.
Hips – Pain in the groin or buttocks and sometimes the inside of the knee or thigh.
Knees – A grating or scraping feeling when moving the knee.
Fingers – Bony growths (spurs) at edge of joints. Can cause fingers to become swollen, tender and red.
Feet – Big toe feels tender & painful. Ankles & toes may swell.
We all know there are many over the counter drugs to help ease pain and inflammation, as well as, certain modalities such as massage, acupuncture and surgery. But, let’s talk about the four techniques that you can & should do to take control of your body.
So far, this year has been a major shock to us all. To cope we need to find some solid ground to work from. I’ve personally turned back to meditation and found some help there, but it wasn’t that which helped me most of all. I was looking at things the wrong way and realized that this is a chance for us all to reset and be in the moment.
We need to find our own way and look at this time as an opportunity to build a solid foundation. Disregard what doesn’t matter and find balance.
Are you ready for a nutrition challenge? Let’s color up our day with this eat the rainbow nutrition challenge. Aim to eat 5 different colored vegetables each day for 3 days this week!
Quick Tip: Stir fries, salads, casseroles, and soups are all great dishes for adding colorful veggies.