GLOBAL WALKING WEEK
JOIN OUR ANNUAL
Every year for 7 years, individuals with muscle GSDs have participated where they are in this global walking challenge. Just walking one week each year, over the past seven years, in total we have walked... over 3000 miles!
Saturday May 22 to
Friday May 28 incl.
MOTIVATION TO GET MOVING
While the primary feature of McArdle disease is “physical activity intolerance”... the most effective treatment option is regular physical activity. However, due to a lack of available information and informed clinicians, many patients continue to regard physical activity as a trigger for symptoms occurrence, rather than a safe and effective treatment option.
WALK RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE
So... to raise awareness of the importance of engaging in regular physical activity (150 minutes/week), this week-long walking event was established. It is not intended to be a competitive challenge against one another, but rather an opportunity to get moving in your locality - whether it be just a few steps, a few blocks, or a few miles each day.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Annual Walking Challenge, please join us on the McArdle’s Disease Facebook group. We will open a Post for each day of the Walking Week, for everyone to comment and let us know their mileage for that day.
Given all that is going on with Covid-19, we do not feel it is appropriate to ask people to set up fundraiser pages this year.
However, IamGSD would like to acknowledge the importance of movement for all living with muscle GSDs, so we would love to hear on our Facebook groups about how
YOU are making MOVEMENT your MEDICINE.