Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September is Arthritis Awareness Month - Janelle

Let's take some time to learn a bit more about the reason Afton and I are doing all this fundraising and training. September is Arthritis Awareness Month, so what better time than now to spread the word. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Arthritis means inflammation of the joint. It can keep people from living their lives to the fullest, and a half-marathon virtually impossible. Arthritis is among the top three most common chronic diseases in Canada. Over 4 million Canadians live with Arthritis. One in 1000 children in Canada have juvenile Arthritis, making it one of the most common chronic diseases among children. Exercise is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and studies have shown exercise can reduce arthritis pain, Yoga especially. At Bikram Yoga NW in Calgary, there is a Karma day September 24th. For a minimum donation of $5, you can try hot yoga with all the proceeds going to Joints in Motion. Stop in for a 90 minute session of Bikram Hot Yoga at 8am, 10am, noon, or 4pm next saturday and get a great workout while raising awareness for Arthritis.
Bikram Yoga NW is located at #208-4625 Varsity Drive N.W. I hope to see you all there! Matts and towels are available for rent, so just show up with some comfortable and cool workout gear, and experience the wonders of Hot Yoga!
Now for our usual housekeeping; Training went great! We've picked up our pace AND even tackled some hills. The weather was probably the coldest we have seen yet. I think it is safe to say Summer is officially over in Calgary! 
We have one more session of 5 and 1s before amping up the volume to a whopping 6 minutes running and 1 minute walking! It's hard to imagine two months ago Afton and I were holding up the rear at 3 and 2s. I want to thank Joints in Motion trainer John for believing in us and taking his time with us. He is more than just a traffic controller, even though we like to tease him.
We need your help to reach our fundraising goals.
 Anyone who is interested in buying some chocolates please email me: janelle_1_2000@hotmail.com. I will be bringing some chocolate covered almonds to training on thursday, so bring some toonies to help support our journey for Arthritis research. Have a great night, and don't underestimate the power of healthy joints! Keep moving

Check out our fundraising pages to find out how you can help fight Arthritis.

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