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Walk With Ease

A happy couple walking down path.

In studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina, Walk With Ease was shown to reduce pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health.

By Andrew Scheller
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program is coming to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  Walk With Ease is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health.

In the course of serving your country, you’ve trained hard and ran long miles. Your knees and other joints may have paid the price for your hard work and dedication. The good news is – there’s a program out there that may be able to help  improve your flexibility, strength, and stamina and result in reduced pain. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without a significant increase in pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease.

The Walk with Ease program is designed to help you:

  • Motivate yourself to get in great shape
  • Walk safely and comfortably
  • Improve your flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Reduce pain and feel great

In studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina, Walk With Ease was shown to reduce pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health.

Led by a certified instructor, these one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks and are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable.  Each session includes discussions on health related topics and enjoyable, self-paced group walks through beautiful University City.
You’ll also be supplied with a Walk With Ease Guidebook, which provides all the information, support, and tools you need to help you set and reach your goals. 

The first session at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center begins June 3 and runs through July 11, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Subsequent sessions are:

  • July 15 – August 22, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10-11am      
  • August 26 - October 3, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10-11am                                 

To register, or to obtain more information about the Walk with Ease program at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, call Erin or Eula at 215-823-5800 ext. 6661 (Erin) or ext. 2372 (Eula).

For more information about the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program, visit the website.

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