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News & Stories

Magazine | May. 01, 2014

Bone Boosters

Regular exercise helps strengthen the body.

Blog | Mar. 20, 2014

Celebrate Spring & Walk to End Lupus Now!

As the weather warms up, so do our Walk to End Lupus Now™ registrations and fundraising efforts. Find a walk near you and join us now!

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

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.

Apr. 25, 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.

Nov. 13, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Stress

Learn how to reduce and cope with stress.

Apr. 17, 2014 5:00 pm

SLESH Course

Join us for the SLE Self Help Course - a five week program designed to teach people with lupus how to take a more active part in their health care and live better despite lupus.

Oct. 26, 2014 7:30 am—Nov. 25, 2014 11:30 pm

Walk to End Lupus Now™

Making a difference starts with one step!

Dec. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Broward College (North Campus)

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Broward)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 am | Palm Beach Atlantic University

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Palm Beach)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Apr. 12, 2014 3:00 pm—May. 12, 2014 11:59 pm | University Fitness Center

2014 Huntsville Walk

The walk is a one mile or 5k loop around a section of the UAH campus, beginning at the University Fitness Center. There is an indoor one mile loop available, as well. Registration begins at 3PM, and the walk kicks off at 5PM. Register today!

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. 18, 2014 9:00 am | Continental Room - Central Connecticut State University

Life & Lupus Educational Symposium

Come out for our Life & Lupus Educational Symposium, featuring medical and alternative health professionals.

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!

Jun. 28, 2014 9:00 am | Meeting will take place at Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey

Annual Business Meeting

Meeting Agenda: Opening Remarks, Educational Seminar, Board Elections, Cathy Lee Iczkowski Service Award, Butterfly of Hope Recognition Awards, Walk Award Presentations, Volunteer Recognition Awards, Closing Remarks.

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!

Mar. 29, 2014 8:00 am—Apr. 29, 2014 11:59 pm | Veteran's Park in Hoover

2014 Birmingham Walk

The walk is over, but you can still register towards your goal. You will have until April 29th to continue to fundraise and help us end lupus now in Alabama. We can win this fight and provide relief to the 27,000 Alabamians suffering with the complications of this mysterious disease. Please do not hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions.

Aug. 21, 2013 6:00 pm | Broadlawns Medical Center

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!

May. 17, 2014 9:00 am | Overton Park Pavilion

Memphis Area Walk to End Lupus Now

Help raise funds and AWARENESS by participating in the 5k walk/run at Overton Park

Aug. 02, 2014 | 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.