Just in time for Arthritis Awareness Month the NIDRR-funded RRTC, ENhancing ACTivity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) releases the Podcast Series: “Active Living with Arthritis.” The series provides evidence-based information to assist people living with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions stay active. This information is presented in an enjoyable, conversational format with the hope that people living with arthritis will find this information useful and that clinicians will share this valuable resource with their patients.
In Podcast 1: “Top Ten Reasons to Exercise with Arthritis” Boston University Doctor of Physical Therapy student, Sara Crandall, and Sargent faculty member, Dr. Karen Jacobs, discuss the top ten reasons to be active with arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Though pain and stiffness can be a significant barrier to exercise, research evidence shows that activity has beneficial outcomes for both function and pain. Dr. Jacobs and Sara take outline the top ten reasons why exercise is so important for people living with arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Listen now!
Each month, ENACT will release a new Active Living with Arthritis Podcast. Future podcasts include:
- Ready to Move with Arthritis: Things to Know Before You Lace Up Your Sneakers
- Guidelines Guidance: What to Do, How Much to Do, and How Hard to Work When Exercising with Arthritis
- Bumps in the Road Part 1: Finding the Time for Exercise
- Bumps in the Road Part 2: Finding the Place for Exercise
For more information on ENACT at Boston University please visit www.bu.edu/enact. To listen to ENACT Director, Dr. Julie Keysor’s introduction to the Living Podcast series and/or to listen to Podcast 1, view an electronic text version of the podcasts, and/or to sign up to receive notification of each monthly release by email please visit tinyurl.com/7dc3tdp. For more information on arthritis, rheumatic conditions, and arthritis awareness month please visit www.arthritis.org.
Walking is good but does it help with arthritic hands?
Thank you for your comment! Future episodes of this podcast may include exercises for hands and other upper-body areas. If this is of interest to you, we recommend contacting the project and suggesting the topic. In the meantime, we found this article from the Mayo Clinic featuring exercises for arthritic hands which you may find helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/arthritis/AR00030