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South Carolina Arthritis Prevention and Control Program

Life Improvement Programs

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Don’t let your arthritis control you! Take a self-management or exercise program.  The Life Improvement Programs are designed especially for people with arthritis and other ongoing health conditions and are proven to get results.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
A gentle exercise program designed to reduce pain and stiffness, improve mobility, and increase muscle strength. A trained instructor will guide you through a series of low-impact activities, relaxation techniques, and health education topics. All exercises can be modified to meet your individual needs. Classes meet for one hour, two or three times per week.

Arthritis Self-Management Program
A small-group workshop series designed for people living with arthritis. Learn how to manage your pain, talk to your doctor, exercise safely, eat healthy, and deal with difficult emotions. Set your own personal goals and build self-confidence in your ability to manage your health with the support of others in the group. Workshops meet for two hours, once a week for six weeks.

Better Choices, Better Health
A small-group workshop series designed by Stanford University for people living with ongoing health conditions, such as arthritis, chronic lung disease, depression, diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Gain support from others, while learning how to make the changes that you want to make to feel better. Topics include developing an action plan to improve your health, exercising safely, talking to your doctor, eating healthy, and dealing with difficult emotions. Workshops meet for two and a half hours, once a week for six weeks.

Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease
A six-week guided walking program designed for people with arthritis or anyone who wants to become more active. Walk in a small group led by a trained coach or on your own with the help of a guidebook. Walking times increase gradually, with sessions lasting about an hour.

The Arthritis Toolkit
A self-study program that helps you develop a personalized plan to manage your arthritis at home. The Toolkit includes a workbook, a relaxation CD, two exercise CDs, and helpful information sheets. Check out a toolkit for up to six weeks, and study in the comfort of your own home. To check out a toolkit, call us today at 1-866-899-3663.

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