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Walk With Ease

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Monday, Oct 16 12:00AM - 1:00AM EDT



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. 

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 October 16, 2023. 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.