Great to have Southern Cross News sharing our message that physical activity is one of the best things you can do to manage and prevent arthritis symptoms. Shirley’s story is a great example of how life can improve with the right supports in place. With arthritis being the most reported chronic health condition in Tasmania in the recent census, we are calling for greater focus on prevention programs and education about how to manage and live well with an arthritis diagnosis. Our Smoother Movers Strength Training Program is run by trained exercise professionals and designed with those with arthritis in mind. If you’re under the care of a physiotherapist, they will likely recommend a similar program. What’s important is you find the program and activities that work for you, as well as the support and understanding to help you live well with arthritis.