Are you ready to commit to get fit?
Commit to be your healthiest self by joining thousands of Canadians who “move” to improve their health. Take The Arthritis Society's Lifestyle Makeover Challenge.
The Challenge is a four-week program that encourages Canadians to become more active and eat healthier to delay the onset and reduce the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis (OA)
Through this Challenge, you set your own Lifestyle Makeover goals and commit to making changes to your daily routine. We provide you with tips on how you can reach your goals and establish healthy habits for life!
Before you begin any routine, we recommend that you speak with your health-care provider to ensure that the changes you plan to make are the most effective, appropriate and beneficial to you.
Why should I take the Challenge?
Regular exercise and nutrition are vital to managing arthritis symptoms and getting the most out of your day. Did you know you’re “feeding” your joints when you’re active? Cartilage, the tough, spongy material that covers and protects the ends of bones, depends on joint movement to absorb nutrients and remove waste. Physical activity reduces joint pain and fatigue, while improving mobility and overall fitness. Maintaining a healthy body weight through a balanced diet is another important part of arthritis management. By losing just 10 pounds of excess weight, you can decrease stress on your knees by 40 pounds.
The Lifestyle Makeover Challenge shows you how to set the right level of physical activity and adopt healthier eating habits to help you lose weight, keep your joints mobile and relieve your chronic pain. This Challenge can help you create lasting healthy habits for a healthier you!
Once you take the Challenge, you feel energized and renewed. We hope that, when the four weeks are over, it’s something you want to continue.
I'm ready to begin!
Begin your Lifestyle Makeover Challenge here.