Get Healthy Now 5K

Written by Katie Jaskolski on . Posted in News

Zebra Nation partnered again with Antioch Cares for a 5K run/walk, to benefit childhood obesity, and to raise awareness of invisible illnesses!

The race was held on Saturday, June 20th at 10 am at Lansing Community College, West Campus. Over 30 people joined Team Zebra which resulted in winning the first place team trophy for two years in a row! We are so thankful to Elite Fitness for sponsoring “Team Zebra” this year! We could not do what we do without our sponsors! Thank you, Elite Fitness!

Dysautonomia

Dysautonomia literally means dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is the master regulator of organ function throughout the body. It is involved in the control of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, respiration, digestion and other vital functions.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are the result of faulty collagen.

Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a family of rare and chronic autoimmune diseases, all characterized by the inflammation of blood vessels. There are more than 15 different vasculitis diseases, all of which can affect people of various ages, races, and genders.