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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
3876 Bridge Way N., #300
Seattle, WA 98103
800-746-1821
800-542-0295 HelpLine

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.

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Resources

(NIAMS = National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,
AF = Arthritis Foundation)

National and Local Links

State of Alaska Links

Email the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion:

hss.cdphp@alaska.gov