AAKP 2020 Fun Walk (REGISTRANT ACCESS ONLY)

AAKP 2nd Annual Fun Walk - December 7-18, 2020

#AAKPFunWalk20

Thank you for registering for AAKP’s Fun Walk 2020, “Taking Steps to a Healthier Mind & Body”!

As the nation and the world confronts the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AAKP is committed to continuing to maintain and expand our services to kidney patients, their families, and caregivers. As patients ourselves, AAKP’s leadership and Board know that the daily life of a chronic kidney disease patient is highly stressful, especially since we manage a complex web of medications, treatments and modalities, and a host of complex underlying medical conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressful for people, especially those already living with a chronic illness or underlying condition(s). Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Recommended public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Share your successes with AAKP! Send us pictures throughout Dec. 7-18 of you walking and joining our virtual sessions! Photos can be emailed to jduplessie@aakp.org. Please be sure to include your name and a brief description of your activity. Posting on your own social media pages? Tag us at Facebook @kidneypatient and Twitter/Instagram @kidneypatients and use the hashtag #AAKPFUNWALK20.

Schedule of Events

Join us for any – or all – of the following activities!

Monday

Dec 7

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Tuesday

Dec 8

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Wednesday

Dec 9

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Thursday

Dec 10

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Friday

Dec 11

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Monday

Dec 14

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Tuesday

Dec 15

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Wednesday

Dec 16

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Thursday

Dec 17

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Friday

Dec 18

10-Minute WarmUp (Join OnDemand)

Self-Care Tips for People with CKD (Join OnDemand)

Virtual Session Leaders

Jennifer Jones, USMC (ret.), AAKP National Board of Directors, National Ambassador, Former Dialysis Patient, Current Transplant Recipient

10 Self-Care Tips for People with CKD

Join Jennifer Jones as she leads you through 10 easy ways to take care of your mind and body

Chris Clynes, Fitness Instructor

10-Minute Warmup

Start your day with Chris Clynes to prepare yourself to walk!

Nate Boutcher, AAKP National Ambassador, Former Dialysis Patient, Current Transplant Recipient

Everyday Yoga

Join Nate Boutcher as he leads you through a yoga session that will stretch your mind and body

Shailey Sharma, Volunteer Meditation Instructor with the Art of Living Foundation

Breathing and Meditation

Join Shailey Sharma as she guides you through a breathing and meditation exercise that will help reset your mind and spirit

Additional AAKP Mind and Body Resources

Mental Health Management During COVID-19: Staying Connected while Staying at Home (HealthLine webinar) - Click Here

Coping, Living, and Thriving with Kidney Disease (PDF) - Click Here

Understanding Depression in Kidney Disease (PDF) - Click Here

When Your Loved One is Depressed (PDF) - Click Here

Depression: The Struggle is Real (Blog Post) - Click Here

Coping with a Chronic Illness: Sharing the Diagnosis and Finding Support (Video) - Click Here

Disease Management: Caregiver Corner: Taking care of Yourself While Caring for your Loved One (National Patient Meeting session) - Click Here

Ask the Doc: Exercise in Chronic Kidney Disease and the Elderly (Article) - Click Here

Spring into Action (Article) - Click Here

The Importance of Exercise at All Stages of Kidney Disease (Webinar) - Click Here

Regular Exercise Gives One Patient More Time to Spend with His Family (Article) - Click Here

2019 Fun Walk Photos

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

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Disclaimer: Your participation in virtual mind and body sessions is at your own risk. Your decision to participate as a volunteer is made of your own free will. You assume full responsibility for any risk of body injury that may arise out of or related to the activity.