Parenting a Child With Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Jul 31, 2017
Parenting a Child With Diabetes: What You Need to Know

 

At first, the signs were nearly imperceptible. Your kid began drinking a lot more water and needed more potty breaks than ever before. Maybe she was constantly tired or experienced inexplicable signs of nausea. In any case, it was clear you needed to take her to a pediatrician.

The diagnosis? Type 1 diabetes mellitus. A disease that impairs your child’s body from producing insulin and introduces a world of new routines, concerns, and fears. It can feel like your child’s life is ending before it even really began.

If you’ve found yourself in a similar situation, know that you and your child will work through this. While type 1 diabetes can lead to severe mental and financial burdens, there are ways you both can overcome.


5 Ways to Encourage Active Children in a Digital World

Jul 28, 2017
5 Ways to Encourage Active Children in a Digital World

If you have children, then you’re probably very familiar with this scenario: your kids finish their homework (or try to avoid finishing their homework), and then immediately want to turn on the TV and computer. It’s common for kids to want to engage with technology, but spending all their time hunched over the screen isn’t good for their well-being. In addition to being harmful to their health (and increasing their chances for obesity), lack of imaginative play can staunch their creativity. But how do you get them to WANT to play outside? Here are 5 ways to encourage them.


‘Horton Hears A Who’ — Hearing The Voices Of Athletes With Disabilities

Jul 19, 2017
‘Horton Hears A Who’ — Hearing The Voices Of Athletes With Disabilities

We Are Here

We Are Here

These are the words the beloved Dr. Seuss’ character, Horton the Elephant, hears one day. While faint, Horton can hear the infinitesimally small mantra although others cannot. He soon discovers an entire microscopic group of beings living on a mere speck that is actually the tiny planet of Whoville. Since no one else seems to hear them, Horton takes it upon himself to protect them until he is able to help the planet’s residents prove their existence. In the end, he is successful and finally the rest of the world hears their chorus for recognition.


Building an Accessible World For Our Children

Jul 17, 2017
Building an Accessible World For Our Children

 

The world has come a long way in acknowledging that not everyone has the same physical and mental abilities or needs and that public services should be accessible to all. One day, there may be a generation of adults who grew up never seeing the world where people were excluded. But that can only happen if we teach our kids inclusivity, and more importantly, provide them with the tools to be included and include others in all aspects of life. Below are some ways we can make a more accessible world for all of our children.


3 Reasons Why You Should Offer Counseling to Your Employees

Jul 14, 2017
3 Reasons Why You Should Offer Counseling to Your Employees

 

Did you know that one-in-five adults experience mental health conditions per year (https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions )? Depression, anxiety, and stress are just a few of the negative emotions you can experience in the workplace. Maybe you’ve experienced these feelings yourself as a small business owner, but you’re not sure where to turn. Here, we’ll explain why including counseling in your company’s culture is vital for your business as well as your conscious.


Guidelines for Exercising with a Pacemaker

Jul 13, 2017
Guidelines for Exercising with a Pacemaker

If you’ve just started life with a pacemaker, it might feel like everything has changed. The idea of getting back to normal routines, including exercising, can feel daunting or even impossible. However, it’s absolutely possible in most cases to adjust and get back to a good routine—pacemaker patients are often able to resume most exercises eventually, depending on the condition of their heart. Exercise is a great way to build strength, lower cholesterol, and reduce risk for heart disease, so it’s something you should prioritize as soon as you can. If you’re not sure where to start on getting back in shape, here are some guidelines to help you get moving.


Weight Management, Exercises and Diet for People who use Wheelchairs

Jul 11, 2017
Weight Management, Exercises and Diet for People who use Wheelchairs

You don’t need to feel that your disability will keep you stuck with excess weight because even as a person with a disability there are many ways you can remain active and manage. The key to activity and weight loss lies in a healthy diet and exercises which concentrate on the abilities that you have rather than focusing on your limitations.


5 Necessary Assistive Technologies for K-12 Computer Labs

Jul 07, 2017
5 Necessary Assistive Technologies for K-12 Computer Labs

There are more computers in public schools than ever before — approximately one for every 5.3 students — but students with disabilities are often unable to benefit from this technological access. Inadequate funding and training has led a lack of assistive technologies in classrooms and computer labs. They have become places where students with certain conditions are unable to make any meaningful progress. This inevitably leads to the further stigmatization and isolation of such students.


Improving the Symptoms of Diabetes With Exercise

Jul 05, 2017
Improving the Symptoms of Diabetes With Exercise

For the more than 29 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, one of the most sobering aspects they come to grips with is the significant lifestyle changes they need to make. Staying healthy and managing their condition means not only changing their diets and watching what they eat more carefully, but also doing what they can to be more active. Medication has become more sophisticated over the years, but the best way to manage Type 2 diabetes remains living a healthier lifestyle with proper diet and exercise at its core. For those who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, proper diet and exercise isn’t just a good idea — it’s critical for avoiding serious health issues later in life. However, the idea of changing the way they live can be daunting to many people.


Super Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

Jun 30, 2017
Super Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

 

Most people exercise because they want to be perfect. Nobody can be perfect, but you can get closer to perfection by taking care of your brain as much as you take care of your body. After all, it is your brain that controls your body and your whole life. Here are super tips on how to improve the health of your brain.