May is both Lupus and Arthritis Awareness month. I don’t love these awareness months, as for me, awareness is 24/7/365 – in other words, every day of the year. And while I know that these months are designed to make those healthy people around us aware, with my blog, I hope that I create awareness, again, every day of the week, every month of the year.
It’s also walk season, and I have various issues with these fundraisers. I think it’s absurd to have lupus walks outside, when so many of us are photosensitive.
But moving away from my critiques, one important thing to take from both the months and the walks is to get moving.
This year, HealthCentral is doing a big push for exercise in May for Arthritis Awareness month. Check out this awesome video of the RA writers exercising:
Because I had to video my workouts for HealthCentral, I made this video of myself kickboxing:
Regardless of your personal opinions about the awareness months and walks, a good lesson to take as the weather (finally) gets nice is to get up and get moving!