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Blog | Jun. 27, 2016

Get Fit: The Summer to Start Anew

5 tips to hit the refresh button on your outlook towards exercise.

Magazine | Feb. 12, 2016

Muscles Matter: Staying active is the key to improving outcomes

Recent research suggests that by building muscular strength, you can help improve or even prevent physical disability.

Magazine | Apr. 08, 2015

Stick To It!

How to start—and stick with—an exercise program

Magazine | Mar. 16, 2015

Just Dance

Have fun, get moving, and improve balance through dancing.

Blog | Jan. 30, 2015

Q&A with Dr. Hazel L. Breland - Exercise and Lupus

February 2015 - Dr. Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L answered your questions about exercise and lupus as part of the Ask the Experts program.

Blog | Jan. 15, 2015

Alena Joyner: Story of My Life!

Alena Joyner's lupus story began roughly 8 years ago. Despite lupus, she enjoys life and refuses to be defeated by the mysterious illness.

Podcasts | Jan. 05, 2015

Ask the Expert - Exercise and Lupus

Ask The Experts: Dr. Hazel L. Breland discusses exercise and lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2014

Embracing Yoga

Regular Practice can ease symptoms, boost mood and energy levels

Magazine | May. 01, 2014

Bone Boosters

Regular exercise helps strengthen the body.

Magazine | Mar. 17, 2014

Walk This Way: The best exercise might be the simplest - walking

Sometimes, the best exercise might be the simplest: walking. Indeed, walking builds joint strength, and it helps shed pounds so that joints carry a lighter load. And it’s ideal for people at all fitness levels, especially beginners.

Magazine | Mar. 12, 2014

Be Part of Lupus Now!

The Editor of Lupus Now magazine needs people to interview for the Summer 2014 issue. If you have activities your family does together - despite lupus, or use yoga to help you live better, we want to hear from you!

Blog | Mar. 11, 2014

Five Things People with Lupus Should Know Before Starting a Springtime Exercise Routine

The best part about warm weather is our renewed ability to enjoy outdoor activities. However, it’s best not to jump right into a rigorous exercise program. This is a good time to ease your body into the idea of working out. Learn key tools that all people with lupus should know about exercise.

Blog | Feb. 18, 2014

Finding the Energy to Play

Cindy Coney, a nationally recognized speaker and former national board chair of the Lupus Foundation of America, draws from her own personal experience about how to find energy to play while living with lupus.

Podcasts | May. 07, 2013

Exercise and Lupus

Ask the Expert: Dr. Betsy Blazek-O'Neill discusses the benefits of exercise for people with lupus, exercises to try, and special considerations.

Podcasts | Feb. 16, 2012

Lupus and Nutrition, Diet and Exercise

Dr. Joe Raphael discusses how you can use diet, nutrition and exercise to improve your health and maintain a positive quality of life despite lupus.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2011

The Weather Outside is Frightful, but Staying Healthy is So Delightful!

Though your body may be layered under sweatshirts and coats, staying active and healthy is important in the winter months.

Research News | Sep. 29, 2011

Video Game Can Reduce Fatigue in African-American Women With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn the effects of an exercise program, Wii Fit, on fatigue, emotional state, sleep, and pain in African-American women with lupus.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2011

The Inside Story - What happens in your body that makes exercise so good for you?

Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity. To understand why fitness is so important, it helps to understand what exactly is going on in your body when you work up a sweat.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

Body, Mind, Soul: The Benefits of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates

Participants in yoga, tai chi, and Pilates all benefit physically and mentally from the exercises. However, there are differences between the forms.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

Grab the Reins: How to Control Your Life With Lupus

Lupus is an unpredictable and life-changing disease. Putting yourself in charge of your own health, relationships and life is just one way fight back against lupus.


Events

Nov. 27, 2016 1:00 pm | Hard Rock Stadium

Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Dolphins

Please join us for our inaugural Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Dolphins. Come and spend the afternoon with us as we watch the Miami Dolphins play against the San Francisco 49ers while raising awareness!

Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 pm | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza with a Purpose

We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Caminata para Poner Fin al Lupus Ahora

La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.

Nov. 22, 2016 7:15 pm | Teleconference

Stress Management

Join us to learn how to optimize your health with evidence based tools.

Oct. 04, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus & Dental Health

Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms.

Sep. 07, 2016 7:00 pm | Chipotle

Night Out for Lupus!

We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Miami

Join us at Marlins Park for 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now! Come and spend your afternoon at the ballpark while helping us raise awareness!

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group (Naples)

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs Hospital, Classroom C

West Broward Lupus Support Group (Coral Springs)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm | St Mary's Medical Center,Main Entrance Conference Room

North Palm Beach Lupus Support Group ( West Palm Beach)

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Northern Florida

NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 11, 2016 9:30 am—Mar. 12, 2016 4:00 pm

SLESH Leader Training

Join us for the SLE Self Help Leader Training - a two day training course designed to prepare people to teach others with lupus how to take a more active part in their health care and live better despite lupus.

Oct. 05, 2013 9:30 am

7th Annual Georgia Lupus Summit

Please join us whether you are a patient, caregiver, or anyone who wants to learn more about lupus.

Oct. 30, 2016 7:00 am

25th Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run & 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now™

Help us solve the cruel mystery!

Sep. 12, 2015 10:30 am | Saint Louis

Beginners Exercise Programs for Lupus

Live Well with Lupus Beginners Yoga in Saint Louis

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)

Sep. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Guilford Technical Community College

Greensboro Lupus Empowerment Seminar

This seminars will provide information on two different topics: Health-Related Exercise for People with Lupus and Lupus and Overlapping Disease.

Jun. 21, 2014 10:00 am | Northeast Regional Library

Wilmington Lupus Empowerment Seminar

This seminar will provide information on 2 different topics: Lupus and the Heart and Lupus and Exercise.

Jun. 20, 2014 7:00 pm | The event will be held at Wheels Studio at 503 S. St. Francis in Wichita (one block south of Intrust Bank Arena)

Blacklight Zumba for Lupus

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today! Payment can be sent to Lupus Blacklight Zumba, 208 N Pinecrest, Wichita, KS 67208. For more information please call us!

Mar. 22, 2014—Sep. 06, 2014

2014 Lupus Empowerment Series

This eight-city series of educational seminars will provide individuals affected by lupus with methods for not only living, but also thriving. The seminars will provide information on two different topics and participants will learn from both subject matter experts and a panel of individuals living with lupus. Feel empowered to take charge of your health!

May. 07, 2015 5:30 pm | LFA-Iowa Office

Des Moines Support Group

Sep. 27, 2014 9:00 am | Jordan Creek Town Center lake area, West Des Moines, IA

Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for Walk to End Lupus Now and show your support to fighting this cruel disease!

Aug. 06, 2016 | Columbia, Illinois

Lupus WolfRide GranFondo

Long-distance cycling event designed to raise awareness of Lupus and funds to help improve the lives of those who suffer from the disease.