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Walk With Ease

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Monday, Jan 22 11:00AM - 12:00PM EST



What Is It?

Walk With Ease was developed by experts at the Arthritis Foundation and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance to provide tools and techniques to build and maintain a successful walking program. 

This course will be offered for a total of 18 sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend at least 12 of the sessions in order to experience the benefits.

Who should attend?

The program was designed to benefit adults who want to:
  • Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and/or joint pain
  • Increase balance, strength and walking pace
  • Build confidence in the ability to be physically active
  • Improve overall health

What are the components?

  • Meets 3 times per week for about an hour for 6 weeks
  • Led by 1-2 trained program providers
  • Sessions consist of a “lecturette topic” lasting about 5-10 minutes, warm up, stretching, walking, and cool down. 
  • There is also a self-directed program option that encourages walking on one’s own and/or once weekly group walking sessions, with support through online and email resources 

What are the goals?

  • Understand the relationship between exercise and pain
  • Learn how to exercise safely and comfortably
  • Use methods to make walking fun
  • Develop and implement a personal walking plan with realistic goals for improved fitness
  • Gather tips, strategies and resources that will help participants maintain a long-term exercise routine
  • Learn about other programs and resources that help participants keep up their walking

This event is part of a series that started on January 22, 2024. It does not accept registrations past that date.
Please call Healthy Aging NC at (828) 258-7712 if you’d like to learn about similar upcoming events.