MOVE with Bowls helps Arm team

by Team BV

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria’s MOVE with Bowls program is gathering plenty of momentum from Bowls Victoria’s clubs.
And the Foundation has signed up its first representative team – sponsoring a team in the Mulgrave Country Club Super Sixes tournament with special MOVE with Bowls shirts.
The MOVE with Bowls team is made up of State Arm players who appreciate Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria’s slogan of  “move it or lose it” and are proud to be representing Bowls Victoria’s charity partner at this event.
MOVE team organiser Phil Gude said: “We hope to be competitive against the strong teams assembled and look forward to the challenge to compete with top level able body athletes.
“This will be a very good warm-up for the players from this group who are going to New Zealand as part of the first Australian Arm Side to compete against able body players as part of a promotional tour,” he said.
The team playing during the Super Sixes series, which runs until March, is: Tony Long, Doug Corrigan, Lee Wesley, Stephen Coles, Ray Arnold and Phil Gude.
Bowls Victoria Chief Executive Graeme Bridge said: “Thanks Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria for your support of the team with suitable logo shirts promoting the foundation who do fantastic work within the Victorian community.”
Top tips to MOVE with Bowls from Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria
The reality is that around one in every three Australians often experience pain or limited movement because they are living with arthritis, osteoporosis or another condition that affects the muscles, bones and joints.
Read on for some top tips to help keep you fit, active and enjoying the great game of bowls.
Know your condition
Seek out trusted sources to provide you with information. The first step towards better muscle, bone and joint health is knowing and understanding your condition. The more you know, the more successful you will be in managing it with positive outcomes. If you are not currently living with a condition, chances are you will one day. Research the best steps you can take for prevention.
Keep Active
Research has found that regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for conditions that affect muscles, bones and joints. It can help improve mobility and flexibility of joints, muscle strength, posture and balance, as well as decrease pain, fatigue, muscle tension and stress.
Eat Well
Make a move and choose a balanced diet. This can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of other health problems. Did you know that five kilos of excess weight adds 18 kilos of extra pressure on your knees? If you are concerned about your weight, talk to your doctor or see the Australian Dietary Guidelines at to learn about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for healthy living. You may also find it helpful to see a dietician for advice that is tailored to your individual needs.
Rest Up
Ensure you get plenty of rest. Fatigue can be a major issue when living with a painful muscle, bone or joint condition. Avoid caffeinated drinks in the evening, and opt for something like a herbal tea which has a calming effect on the body. Take rest in other forms – consider a short daily meditation session to ensure you are taking time out during the day.
Try something new
Try something new. Explore the different types of physical activity that could be beneficial to you. Staying active is an important and effective treatment for the management of any muscle, bone and joint condition.
For help, call the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria FREE Help Line on 1800 263 265 or visit
For more information on how your club can get involved with MOVE with Bowls, click here
For Bowls Victoria’s Bowlers Arm section, click here