‘Wake up to Arthritis’ is a new campaign being launched by Arthritis Care to raise awareness of how painful and debilitating living with arthritis can be and how people can live well with the condition.
The campaign will be launched during Arthritis Care Week, 8-14 May, and will focus on encouraging people with the condition to try and exercise, as well as offering tips on how to exercise when you have the condition.
Gentle exercise is known to be beneficial in alleviating joint pain and improving flexibility, but starting exercise can sometimes be daunting for people who have arthritis.
Arthritis Care is asking people to get involved and support the campaign using #wakeuptoarthritis. The campaign will be promoted on social media and through events nationwide. A free resource pack is available for anyone who wants to get involved and support the campaign.
Judi Rhys, CEO at Arthritis Care, said: “Millions of people across the UK are living with the daily impact of arthritis on their work, relationships, social life and emotional wellbeing. Arthritis Care aims to offer support to everyone affected by the condition. Wake up to Arthritis is an opportunity to reach out to more people and raise awareness of how people can lead full and active lives with arthritis.”