September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and in celebration, the Myeloma Crowd will be sharing ways that patients can build Muscles for Myeloma. Patients are always wondering what they can do to improve their own care. The answer is staying as fit and healthy as possible!
Here's how you can join us to improve your health status for the next 30 days, building Muscles for Myeloma:
We invite you to exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes per day to help us reach a team goal of 700,000 accumulated minutes of exercise. We can do it! You can walk, bike, run, hike, garden, yoga, swim, lift weights, or garden your way to better health. Any level of activity counts and we are just tracking minutes of activity and not steps.
To add a little incentive to your fitness journey, you could win the following prizes:
Join tonight's event in our Fitness Chapter to learn how the Muscles for Myeloma 30-Day Fitness Challenge works and get your questions answered.
Every Tuesday in September, watch for nutrition, diet and recipe tips on Myeloma Crowd as we share information that can help improve your diet.
Every Friday in September, we will feature "Fitness Friday" articles on Myeloma Crowd that include fitness tips of all kinds. Myeloma patients can be at every stage of fitness and can participate in a wide variety of activities. The articles will get us thinking about healthy activities.
Eating more plant-based foods is always a good thing and sometimes we need practical help on the how-tos of making this a reality in our lives. Learn how to transition your diet to plant-based nutrition in this September event.
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Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree and the HealthTree Foundation.