Cork sporting legend and physiotherapist, Rena Buckley, has launched Team Arthritis Ireland for The Echo Women’s Mini Marathon.
The 18-times All-Ireland winner said, “The 6km mini marathon could be a positive goal for someone with arthritis, even if they haven’t been doing much exercise up to now.
“Exercise is important for everyone. Adults should look to achieve 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five days per week. You may need to tailor the exercise to suit your body, but exercise is important for everyone,” she said.
Meeting with members of the Arthritis Ireland Cork branch and walking group at The Lough on Tuesday morning, Rena added, “Exercise is hugely enjoyable, can be sociable and it’s great for body and mind.”
Arthritis Ireland is the national patient organisation representing one million people who are living with arthritis in this country. The charity is encouraging people to participate in The Echo Women’s Mini Marathon as physical activity has health benefits for people with arthritis. The event is also a valuable fundraising opportunity for the charity.
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