The Epsom Salt Council will co-sponsor the 2010 Boston Arthritis Walk on Sunday, 9/19.10. Years ago, people with arthritis were told to limit their activity to avoid damaging their joints further. Today, moving is considered the best medicine, and soaking in Epsom salt helps sore muscles recover, allowing you to keep moving.
The theme of the Arthritis Walk is “Let’s Move Together.” The Arthritis Foundation suggests 30 minutes a day of physical activity – walking, swimming, dancing or other forms of movement – to reduce arthritis pain, improve flexibility and mobility and strengthen the muscles that support the joints. Bill Turner, the President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation Massachusetts Chapter, has run 25 marathons, and he uses Epsom salt while training.
“It allows me to recover faster so I can get back on the road for another run,” Turner says. “It makes a big difference.”
More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s walk, which will be held Sept. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DCR’s Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, Mass.
More than $76,000 has been raised toward a goal of $180,000 for this year’s event, which will support arthritis research and community programs and services. The event features a three- mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Participants walk in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis.
People with arthritis wear blue hats to signify their action in taking control of their condition.
To learn more, please visit www.bostonarthritiswalk.org.
(Source: Press Release)