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Walking for Wellness

May 17th, 2012 in May 2012 Newsletter, News Feed

On March 11th, 2012, ENACT Director Julie Keysor, Ph.D. presented the Peoples Baptist Church of Roxbury with a plaque to celebrate its success in mobilizing members to engage in a “walk for wellness” program as a strategy for remaining active, despite having a diagnosis of arthritis. This program was implemented with information presented by ENACT and the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region. Members of the Peoples Baptist Church participated in educational and motivational activities focused on active living with arthritis.

The group of walkers, organized by church member Sister Alveta Haynes, used pedometers and walking logs to record their daily steps, striving for an initial goal of 5 million steps in a four-month period. The group successfullyWalkers_22p surpassed their goal by taking 6 million steps collectively, a distance approximately equal to walking from Boston to Philadelphia and back.

The project was so effective in promoting individual and community wellness that collaborators are planning “next steps” and working on ways to expand and grow this exciting initiative.

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Introducing the “Active Living with Arthritis” Podcast Series

April 30th, 2012 in "Active Living with Arthritis" Podcasts, News Feed


Click the links below to learn about living actively with arthritis!

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Dr. Julie Keysor, ENACT Center Director


Listen in as Dr. Julie Keysor introduces the ENACT podcast series (length 4:57)

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Dr. Karen Jacobs and Sara Crandall at work recording the podcast sessions

Podcast 1: Top Ten Reasons to Exercise with Arthritis (length 7:30)

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