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Thank you to everyone who joined together to support World Arthritis Day this year! Hundreds of people and organisations from around the world joined together to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
To celebrate the day, we announced the winners of our Vision 2043 competition; which asked people to share ideas that could help improve the lives of people with RMDs by the year 2043. Congratulations to you all!
Take a look at the inspiring Vision 2043 entries on our gallery page. And remember, World Arthritis Day is a year long campaign, so please continue to show your support by sharing our awareness messages and the inspiring Vision 2043 competition entries on social media using the hashtag #worldarthritisday.
Check out our new Lifestyle Choices feature, which is the latest topic from the Healthy Living series. The Healthy Living series covers different issues of importance to people growing up and growing older with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease. The Lifestyle Choices feature provides expert advice on how to make healthy choices that can make a big difference to your quality of life. You will find information on potential risk factors for RMDs, as well as advice relating to smoking, stress, sleep, alcohol and cannabis.
The theme for World Arthritis Day (WAD) in 2013 - 2014 is Healthy Ageing, growing up and growing older with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease. It covers the physical and mental changes that occur as part of the ageing process from birth throughout our lifespan and the environmental factors that contribute to quality of life. See WAD activities and Healthy Living features.
If you are holding an event or campaign in support of people with RMDs around World Arthritis Day, or at any time of the year, please post it on our Events and campaigns pages. Please let us have the results, including pictures to share your success with other campaigners.
Browse through the 'Tools for You' pages to find the wealth of fantastic information and resources for individuals with RMDs to download in English. For organisations wanting to produce materials we have artwork and design templates.
Let us know how you get on and contact us, or if you are planning an event, post it!
Discover seven ways to help people with RMDs to be more physically active. Thre is also a ‘Guide to Physical Activity and Exercise’, available for download in English. Artwork and design templates for the guide and activity factsheets are available for organisations to translate and can be found in the Tools for You section.
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