Increase Your Physical Activity

Walk with Ease

Walk with Ease

Do you want to be more physically active? Are you living with arthritis or another chronic health condition?

The Walk with Ease proven physical activity program will safely increase physical activity levels and help participants to become knowledgeable and confident in taking action to ease health conditions and maintain overall fitness and quality of life through this 6-week, self-directed program. Walk for better health, improved fitness and less pain. Contact the NYS QTACto enroll in the Walk With Ease Program today and receive your FREE workbook.


What is Walk with Ease?

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease self-directed program is a physical activity and self-management intervention developed for people living with arthritis and/or other chronic health conditions who want to be more physically active.

Is Walk with Ease for me?

Walk with Ease is suitable for beginners to physical activity, and the only pre-requisite for participation is the ability of individuals to be on their feet for 10 minutes without increased pain.

What is involved?

Walk with Ease is a 6-week program in which individuals use the Walk With Ease Guidebook and walk on their own. Participants are encouraged to work up to walking at least 3 times a week for 6 weeks. Walk With Ease focuses on motivational strategies including action planning, goal setting and social support, and provides participants with the information, tips and tools they need to develop a safe exercise routine that fits their unique needs and goals.

Active Living Every Day

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Would you like to be more physically active, but don’t know where to start?

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Find ways to become and stay physically active with Active Living Every Day. A 12-session 1 hour per week evidence-based workshop that gives practical and personalized ways to become physically active in our everyday life. Join an Active Living Everyday Workshop and learn how to:

  • Overcome barriers to physical activity
  • Set realistic goals
  • Build confidence
  • Stay motivated

What is Active Living Every Day?

The Active Living Every Day (ALED) program is an evidence-based 12-week program. Participants attend a weekly 1-hour group meeting and receive the ALED book and handouts to help them complete their work. For an additional fee, they also have access to the ALED on-line resources that provide supplemental materials and tools that enhance the course, including links to many activity-related topics.

How does it work?

This evidence-based course uses established behavior change models such as the stages of readiness, to empower people to overcome barriers to physical activity. Participants learn how to fit physical activity into their daily lives and maintain active lifestyles even when difficult life situations arise.

What’s the evidence?

ALED is based on the findings of Project Active, groundbreaking research conducted at the Cooper Institute. Project Active was a two year study comparing the effects of structured exercise with lifestyle physical activity. The study concluded that both interventions provided comparable increases in physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness from baseline over 24 months as well as providing a useful alternative in helping people meet the public health recommendation for physical activity.

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