In celebration of Arthritis Week (29 May – 4 June), SMILE has teamed up with Arthritis Australia to promote the important of exercise in the management of arthritis. As many of you may know, pain as well as other factors limit arthritis sufferers from partaking in traditional high impact forms of exercise.
It’s all about finding low-impact alternatives, like SMILE & Sway – a fun form of exercise that is non-weight bearing and gentle on the joints. To promote the importance of low-impact workouts for individuals affected by arthritis, the SMILE team was lucky enough to visit the Channel Seven studios to join Andrew O’Keefe and Angela Cox on the Weekend Sunrise couch!
SMILE’s founder, Gina Buber, spoke about the importance of movement for both the body and mind, particularly for those living with a physical disorder such as arthritis.
Arthritis Australia has also just launched the #SpeakUp4Arthritis campaign; an initiative urging the government to provide better care and support for those suffering from arthritis. By heading to http://speakup4arthritis.org.au/take-action, you will be able to make your voice heard by emailing and/or phoning your local MP, and spreading the word through social media.
At this election time, we can make a difference! Don’t forget to keep moving and help us #spreadtheSMILE!
Author: Jenna Benson