Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Alaska Arthritis Resources
Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatics Programs
Studies show that moderate physical activity can help people with arthritis feel less pain, move more easily and feel more energetic and positive. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a land-based physical activity program specifically designed for people with arthritis. This program uses gentle activities that can be done while sitting, standing or on the floor. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program allows participants to exercise in warm water without putting excess strain on joints and muscles. Both programs can help Alaskans with arthritis manage their health, stay active and enjoy life.
For information about Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatic Programs in your area or if you would like to become an instructor for your organization or community, please contact:
Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Northwest Chapter
Living Well Alaska
The Alaska Arthritis Program also supports Living Well Alaska, a series of workshops that help people with chronic illnesses learn ways to self manage their condition and take charge of their life. Click here for more information or to find a workshop near you.
(NIAMS = National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,