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The Arthritis Jingle Bell Run Is Observed In December

This is a 5K run or a one-mile walk event to raise awareness and money for a cure for arthritis. The whole family can participate in this event.

All of your registration fees and fundraising effort go to help people who suffer from arthritis and to find a cure for this disabling disease.

The Jingle Bell run is actually a national event of The Arthritis Foundation, this event is enjoyed on a national level. Participants can wear holiday-themed attire at this event if they prefer. As the title of this article stated, The arthritis Jingle Bell Run is observed in December
Check with your local Arthritis Foundation to find out when this event will be held in your area. Pre-registration for this event for those wishing to participate will cost around $30 for adults and around $20 for children.

A participant in an arthritis run event had this to say: “I feel the difference. My pain has been minimized. I have more energy when I wake up and I have more motivation. I may not be able to walk as fast as some of the others, but I walk at my own pace and I’m okay with that. The more I walk, the better I get.”

Don’t get confused about the Jingle Bell Run, with the National Arthritis Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May, aims to bring awareness to the growing prevalence of arthritis, the need for additional research and advocacy, and to encourage physical activity among the millions of adults with arthritis.

People with arthritis face unique barriers to care: high costs of treatment, difficulty accessing medications, scarcity of specialists and coinsurance that limits access to treatment. It’s hard for any individual to fight the battle alone. But through the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide network of committed Advocates and events such as our Advocacy Summit, we’re fighting to address key policy issues on both the state and federal levels with lawmakers, insurers, employers, and regulators.

If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life. Joint-friendly physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury. Examples of joint-friendly activities include walking, biking, and swimming. Being physically active can also delay the onset of the arthritis-related disability and help people with arthritis manage other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

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