Increasing Physical Activity Especially Among Adults with Arthritis
FROM PROKEY’S DESK,
Recently released strategies to boost activity levels in people with arthritis focus on creating supportive environments such as Evergreen Fountains Wellness Center. Many of us suffer from some form of arthritis, which means ”joint inflammation,” and is a chronic condition that effects several hundred million people worldwide. The term arthritis is an umbrella for over 100 different conditions, the most common being osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. Warning signs include pain, stiffness, and swelling in or around a joint. Even more surprising is that almost half of adults with arthritis have one or more other chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
This concludes that managing arthritis is key for people with other chronic conditions because arthritis often interferes with the ability to adhere to treatment plans that include physical activity. Simply put, managing arthritis through physical activity can also support the treatment of and improve many of the co-existing diseases found in adults with arthritis.
Today, as many active aging adults know, people with arthritis should no longer be told to rest their joints or refrain from physical activities. Physical activity is one of the best non-pharmaceutical treatment options available and should be included in treatment plans. The health benefits are numerous, reduced pain, delayed or prevented disability and better physical functioning, mood and independence.
Our wellness programs are geared to provide the guidance, warm water and land exercise activities that are endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation as tools for treating arthritis. Let’s move together, join an exercise class today or just keep up the great work.
We are pleased to announce our new employee of the month is Norma P., resident care coordinator Assisted Living front desk. Great job Norma! Thank you for all your care efforts and support.
Prokey Arger - Executve Director/ Owner