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Tiara's Tuesday Talk – EVERY Step Matters

Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley   Everyone compares. It’s the whole keeping up with the Joneses thing. “Hey look! The Joneses got a flower bed. I need a flower bed.” “The Joneses bought a new car. I need a new car.” Wow… Jenna (Yes I am picking this wonderful woman) had 16,521 steps yesterday. I only did 4587. I should do better. I’m letting everyone down. I… I… I… Notice what happens once the comparison materializes. We take something good about someone else and warp it into a downward spiral of self-deprecation, deeming ourselves unworthy or incapable, not good… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – EVERY Step Matters

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Stretching

Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley So here we are at Tuesday again and time for my weekly talk. After much deliberation, and a helping brain from my daughter Ashleigh, we are going to discuss exercises you can do to help stretch out that back which may get achy from walking. For people with Ankylosing Spondylitis a back ache can occur at any time without any known reason. This is called a flare. Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms and for us this usually means a severe back ache, muscle spasms and issues with our SI joints.… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Stretching

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Assistive Devices

That’s right it’s Tuesday again and time for me to throw some exciting information at you about Assistive Devices for Walking. Recently I had to battle some demons of my own in this department and have decided, a cane is better than a fall. So, to educate you on this week’s subject matter I went to the world wide webby and found some pictures of all kinds of devices you can use. I knew about most of these however they certainly have way more than I thought before. So I educated myself to better serve you! Let’s start with canes.… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Assistive Devices

Heather Stewart's Musical Motivation Monday

Hello there! I’m Heather Stewart. I am from Central New York and one of the proud captains of Rockin’ Weebles: Weebles Kick A.S. I grew up around A.S. My maternal grandfather had it and I never knew him when he didn’t have it. I could never understand why he couldn’t turn his head. I watched as his frame went from 6’3” to 5’6” due to the fused curvature of his spine. I also watched him continue to laugh, fish, camp, drive, and have a great time with his children and grandchildren. I grew up very active. I was a state… Read More »Heather Stewart's Musical Motivation Monday

Sundays on a Walk With Michael – A Weekly Walk-ku by Michael Smith

Michael Smith a.k.a. Spenser is the creator of Spondyville.com. Spondyville is a town where everyone has AS, so no-one ever has to feel alone in dealing with this disease. He has been raising AS awareness online for almost 20 years. Five years ago, he started the April is Spondylitis Awareness Month campaign and last year co-produced the Best Medicine Night of Comedy fundraiser to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America. His current AS awareness project can be seen at www.HowManySpondys.com Michael is also a playwright and poet. His popular weekly haiku blog is www.TheHaikulodeon.com In addition, his Spondyville weekly chat… Read More »Sundays on a Walk With Michael – A Weekly Walk-ku by Michael Smith

Helgi Olafson's Fitness Fridays & Twitter Chats

Hello and welcome to Fitness Fridays!!. My name is Helgi Spencer Olafson and I am an amateur endurance athlete, health activist for A.S., highly skilled executive chef, and a “Jack of all trades.” I love mother nature and everything she has to offer. I am excited to be able to train to become a professional triathlete on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. Most of all, I am excited to be able to share my experience with this paradise with everyone in this Challenge. I ask only one thing from my audience: If you become inspired to make positive healthy changes to… Read More »Helgi Olafson's Fitness Fridays & Twitter Chats

Chris Scott's Walk Your A.S. Off Wednesday Walker Spotlight

Wednesday Walker Spotlight: Chris Scott by Chris Scott   Hi, I’m Chris Scott. I am from McConnelsville, Ohio, where I live with my wife Carol and our Miniature Schnauzer, Kadie. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Spondylitis in 1999 and we’ve been waging a war on AS since. Like most of us, when I heard the words along with “No Cure” I thought, “well this is it”. But never being a person to take anything at face value, I went to work to find out everything that I could about this stuff and I brought my Rheumy along for the ride. I am… Read More »Chris Scott's Walk Your A.S. Off Wednesday Walker Spotlight