Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, is a scientist and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who specializes in arthritis and outcomes research, physical activity interventions and health disparities. She serves as associate director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, is Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine, professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Orthopedics and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology. Dr. Callahan is also director of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.
April 28th, 2020 | Season 1 | 38 mins 45 secs
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Staying active is important for managing arthritis, but it can be difficult for some people to do, especially when they’re in a lot of pain. Walking is a good way to ease into adding physical activity to your routine. Dr. Leigh Callahan talks about the many benefits of walking, from managing the pain of arthritis to improving your physical and mental health. She shares strategies for taking the first step by using the Walk With Ease program.
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