November 1996 AAOS Report

Academy announces public education program on exercise

The Academy launched a new nationwide public education program - Keep Moving for Life - at the sixth annual science writers seminar on Oct. 15 in New York City. The new program encourages people 55 and older to participate in a balanced program of moderate physical activity for 30 minutes a day. It also stresses the benefits of exercise for people with musculoskeletal conditions like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, total joint replacement and back pain. Among the media covering the one-day event were local New York television stations (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV, WPIX-TV and Fox News Channel), Woman's World, Self, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Reader's Digest, Prevention and Parents magazines. New York Times syndicated health columnist Jane Brody also devoted a column to the Academy's Keep Moving for Life program. Since the column was published, more than 4,000 people have contacted the Academy's 800 public service phone line to receive a free Keep Moving for Life brochure. Presentations about orthopaedic topics were given by Academy president Kenneth E. DeHaven, MD; Walton W. Curl, MD; Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD; Vert Mooney, MD; Joseph M. Lane, MD; Carol C. Frey, MD; Joseph C. McCarthy, MD; John F. Sarwark, MD; and Walter H. Ettinger Jr., MD. Ramon L. Jimenez, MD and Dr. Frey were co-chairmen of the event. A starter kit of 25 Keep Moving for Life brochures and fact sheets is available to Academy members who want to promote the program to patients and the public in their communities by contacting the Academy's communications department, (800) 346-2267, ext. 4123. For larger brochure quantities, contact the Academy's customer service department, (800) 626-6726.


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