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Lupus Warriors: Attend a great encouraging support group in a warm, caring, fun environment for you, your family members, caregivers, and loved ones. Come out & share experiences & methods of coping with insights into living well with lupus.


UPCOMING SUPPORT MEETINGS

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE SUPPORT GROUP

UPCOMING EVENTS

LUPUS IN COLOR SUPPORT GROUPS


February 2020

February 1, 2020: Come join us for a Not Your Average Vision Party!

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You’ll experience an empowering and uplifting day of goal crafting and lupus discussions.

This is the perfect place to Dream BIG and create a visual representation of what you would like to achieve through quotes and photos in caring for yourself as you battle lupus this year!

As a group we will also be completing a Snack Bag community service project for Hilliard House. Hilliard House is a short-term shelter for up to 30 children and adults who are on their way to a permanent home but need a safe and supportive stopover. Here, families experiencing homelessness have the chance to work with supportive staff for a month or so while they regroup, regain control over their lives, and plan their path to housing stability.

For the community service, we will decorate the outside of bags with messages of hope, drawings and/or stickers. Then we will fill the bags with a drink and snacks. Last year, Housing Families First welcomed 361 people into their programs. They expect to welcome more this year and would love to give each of them a snack bag!

Come out and Prepare & Plan with Purpose & Power to beat lupus!

#educate #inspire #encourage #empower #LupusInColor


February 1- March 1, 2020

2nd Annual 30 Day Walk Challenge

WALKCHALLENGE

The Second Annual 30-Day Winter Wonderland Walking Challenge is a commitment to incorporating 30-minutes of walking or any physical activity into 30 consecutive days.

The challenge is designed to encourage you to incorporate walking or some form of physical activity into your daily routine.

Take 30 minutes out of each day from February 1 to March 1 to walk anywhere you like outside on the treadmill, in the mall or anywhere that’s most convenient and accessible to you. If you can’t walk and wish to workout that counts! Any physical activity for 30 minutes or more will do!

Those who complete the challenge will have walked a minimum of 900 minutes, or 60 miles, by the end of the challenge.

Challenge yourself to take a 30-minute walk with a colleague at lunchtime or a 5-minute walk each hour—it all counts—whatever works for you!

Log at least 900 minutes of walking or physical activity and be entered to win a lupus prize package!

Why You Should Participate

Walking is an accessible form of exercise that is easy to do and does not require a gym. Making time for brief walking breaks throughout your day can provide numerous health benefits to include:

• Increased energy. Going for a walk when you’re tired increases oxygenated blood flow and cortisol levels, the hormones responsible for boosting energy.

• Increased energy expenditure. The body burns approximately 100 calories of energy to walk 1 mile. So increasing your level of physical activity can increase energy expenditure and potentially help you reduce body weight.

• Improved strength and function of the heart. Your heart is a muscle and low-to-moderate intensity walking is a great way to strengthen your heart, helping it become more efficient at moving blood throughout your body!

• Increased focus and concentration. Along with a boost in energy, walking is a great way to regain focus and stimulate your mind and body.

Here’s why exercise is helpful for managing lupus:

1. Exercise can strengthen parts of your body that may be affected by lupus — the heart, lungs, bones and joints.

2. Exercise, and even simple low-impact movement, will make muscles less stiff, increase your range of motion and help you reduce the risk of heart disease.

3. Exercise can strengthen parts of your body that may be affected by lupus — the heart, lungs, bones and joints.

4. Exercise helps reduce inflammation by regulating some of the chemicals involved in the inflammation process.

5. Exercise can help control weight gain caused by use of corticosteroid medications and keep your body conditioned.

6. Exercise, and even simple low-impact movement, will make muscles less stiff, increase your range of motion and help you reduce the risk of heart disease.

7. Exercise may boost your mental health, making it easier to cope with the stress of life and potentially improving mood and self-esteem. In addition, exercise can reduce fatigue.

Join our team to get healthier beyond lupus today!

Download the MyWalk app and make Racquel Dozier your friend to be added to the challenge.


Vision Board Life Visions Beyond Lupus

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Lupus In Color Educational Teleconference
Preventing & Coping with Flares


Saturday January 28, 11am – 3pm Lupus In Color Empowerment Summit

Lupus In Color will held its first Lupus Empowerment Summit for Lupus Warriors and those who support them on January 28, 2016. This summit will served as a program to encourage, empower and inspire those directly and indirectly affected with lupus. Speakers uplifted to the theme, “Living Under Pressure Understanding Strength” in an effort to encourage lupus warriors to continue fighting hard to live well beyond lupus. There were Mindfulness, Health, Healthy Eating and Empowerment Workshops. Centered around taking lupus by storm beyond the constraints of pain.

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BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP
Photos from Color Me Free Color Me Happy

Color Me Free COLOR ME HAPPY

Join Lupus In Color at the Color Me Free support group. Using art therapy in dealing with lupus effectively for the upcoming winter weather. Discussions surrounding winterizing our lupus lives in a caring and fulfilling atmosphere of encouragement and support.

Lupus Warriors – Attend a great encouraging support group in a warm, caring, fun environment for you, your family members, caregivers, and loved ones. Come out & share experiences & methods of coping with insights into living well with lupus.

THE MIDWEEK RE-FUEL

Join Lupus In Color at a midweek re-fuelS -STARTING SOON EVERY WEDNESDAY ON PERISCOPE -with ACTS in dealing with lupus effectively . Discussions surrounding filling up our tanks in a caring and fulfilling atmosphere of encouragement and support.


Past Support Group Meeting Discussions


goodfoodbagssmallGood Food Bags
A supplement grocery program
Provided by Lupus In Color

Good Food Bags is a program to serve communities at risk of hunger during the month. The supplemental groceries are geared to help ensure the most vulnerable in the community won’t miss meals and get enough of the nutritious food they need.

Good Food Bags carefully plans selection of nutritious food items to provide, FOR FREE, to members of communities. Focusing specifically on those diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Monetary and physical donations are received and goods are purchased and donated to those in need.

Food is a part of our lives every single day. We rely on it for nourishment. Eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working. Healthy foods can help people that have chronic illness to feel better and have less incidents of unhealthy living. Lupus In Color is attempting to assist others to achieve a balance with the foods they eat.

Won’t you help by working with us?

It’s one thing to think “that’s a good idea.” It’s another thing to turn the idea into action. Make a pledge to donate a grocery bag full of wholesome food to the Lupus In Color Good Food Bags program.

Contact us today via email at lupusincolor@gmail.com

OUR NEXT GOOD FOOD BAG PROGRAM WILL BE MARCH 2015