Paying Student/Athletes?

Apr 18, 2014
Paying Student/Athletes?

Athletes in revenue producing sports should be paid some of the revenue? That seems sensible enough, but for fun let’s tweak this statement. Student athletes in revenue producing sports should be paid some of the revenue! Controversy upon controversy begins.


Aging

Apr 17, 2014
 Aging

 I turned 50 six months ago!

So, the next time someone asks me my age, I’m going to say, “50 and 1/2,” with joy and enthusiasm!


#39 Roy Campanella

Apr 15, 2014
#39 Roy Campanella

Hello sports fans! Today is that wonderful time of the year when baseball is in full swing. On Tuesday April 15, we celebrated the incredible life of #42 Jackie Robinson, who was the first man to break baseball’s color barrier. As we celebrated this day, let’s also not forget to remember a man who was the first athlete to face the barriers of being an athlete with a physical disability. I am talking about #39, Roy Campanella.


Problems faced by Children with Epilepsy

Apr 14, 2014
Problems faced by Children with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition, in which the person loses consciousness, generally without any warning. There is a kind of uncertainness associated with seizures as they can occur at any time without any prior warning.

Living with epilepsy is quite difficult as it presents various kinds of challenges to the life that includes relationship problems, school and employment issues etc. Epilepsy varies from person to person hence the effects may also vary from mild and minor to extremely serious ones.


How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

Apr 10, 2014
How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

Parents are very influential when it comes to the development of the children. Mannerisms, behaviors, beliefs and even actions are learned from an early age throughout adolescence. During this time, your own behaviors as a parent play a dominant role in how the children will develop as they grow older. If you view physical activity or fitness a specific way, there is a good chance the children will develop a similar view.


5 Things You Should Know About Stretching and Mobility

Apr 08, 2014
5 Things You Should Know About Stretching and Mobility

One of the greatest debates in athletic history has to be the whether or not stretching is beneficial. I remember when I was in school the latest and greatest technique was bouncing into the stretch, it was part of – not before the warm up and feeling the burn was a good thing. More was better.

So what are the leaders in the field now saying about stretching? Let’s take a deeper look into it and find out 5 essential things you should know about stretching and mobility.


Unique Activities that Help Improve Abilities

Apr 07, 2014
 Unique Activities that Help Improve Abilities

 

Whether a congenital issue or an acquired one, chronic illnesses of any type are difficult with which to cope. Such illnesses often cause a significant decrease in the affected individual’s ability to function in any capacity, particularly cognitively. However, a number of options or activities are available that help stimulate cognitive functioning and help individuals regain and maintain that functioning and independence. Here is a list of games and activities that can help.


Innovative Harness Provides Mobility Assistance

Apr 04, 2014
Innovative Harness Provides Mobility Assistance

When her son Rotem was two years old, Debby Elnatan was told he would never be able to walk. Rotem had cerebral palsy and according to medical professionals, he had no consciousness of his legs. Debby, a music therapist from Israel, wasn’t going to let that inhibit Rotem’s life. She started walking him around every single day but as he grew, it became increasingly strenuous for the both of them. Out of her own pain and desperation, Debby decided that something had to be done to aid Rotem’s mobility whilst supporting her own. And so the Upsee was born.


How To Battle Despair

Apr 02, 2014
How To Battle Despair

The Grocery store next door she visited so frequently is a far away dream for her now. The high school prom dress she was so excitedly talking about to her girlfriends had lost all its charm. What happened to this seventeen year old, vivacious girl full of love, laughter and lure for life? Not so long ago, a man too drunk to drive rammed his car against her bike. What followed were the most vivid and dreadful moments she had ever experienced.


Professional Amateurs

Mar 31, 2014
Professional Amateurs

 

As an athlete for a division one school, the topic of student-athletes being paid to play hits me right at home. I get asked “don’t you wish you got paid for this bro?” by NARP (non-athletic regular people and I always respond….I do. Not in the sense that professional NBA players do by the millions of dollars, but I get paid in the form of a free education at one of the top universities in the nation. Most people forget