Many people may not be aware of this but, according to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), arthritis is the nation’s “most common cause of disability.” There are over 100 different rheumatic diseases and conditions associated with the chronic ailment. Although more women than men are affected, arthritis sufferers cut across all ages and racial and ethnic groups.
The Arthritis Foundation dedicates itself to researching, educating and finding a cure for arthritis. Until that happens, though, many people continue to give themselves to finding that cure. And since this is the “season to be giving,” here is an opportunity to give towards finding the cure: Participate in the Arthritis Walk® 2010 , the Jingle Bell Run/Walk or both. There are still many run/walk events scheduled for 2010 across the country. Give to the cause in finding a cure for arthritis. There are at least three ways to be involved: 1) Register to participate. 2) Form a team. 3) Raise funds for the cause. To get help finding the right event, log onto the Arthritis Foundation’s website.
Too late to participate in a 2010 walk you say? No problem; 2011 is just around the corner. A perfect time to resolve to be involved.
Remember: Consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise regimen.