What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Feb 10, 2016
What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

 

In all the areas of public media today, we hear of the Zika Virus and the threat that it has made in the world of today but especially for women who are pregnant. What exactly is this Zika Virus and why is there such concern worldwide?


Another Winning Play for Alabama Sports

Feb 09, 2016
Another Winning Play for Alabama Sports

As we are in the middle of winter, a behind the scenes event has happened that needs to have some attention. No, it is not Super Bowl 50, halftime shows or any other sporting event. However, it does have something to do with sports in Alabama. Now, I know some of you have heard about the football team, but something even more important has happened.


American Heart Month And Preventative Care

Feb 05, 2016
American Heart Month And Preventative Care

You spend so much time taking care of everyone around you… this February, Heart Awareness Month reminds you to take care of yourself, too. People with disabilities are at an increased risk for heart disease and with 735,000 people per year being diagnosed with this condition, it is clear that we have to be more proactive about the way we live and the way we eat. According to the Adventist University of Health Sciences Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, more people are passing away from heart disease than from all types of cancers combined.  Most heart disease is entirely preventable with 34% of cases being avoidable by making these simple lifestyle changes:


10 After School Activities for Students with Learning Difficulties

Feb 04, 2016
10 After School Activities for Students with Learning Difficulties

Make no mistake – students with learning disabilities may be smarter, a lot smarter, than their peers. Does Einstein ring a bell? This theoretical physicist and arguably the smartest man who ever lived was dyslexic. So were Thomas Edison and Leonardo da Vinci before him.


2016 Global School Play Day

Feb 01, 2016
2016 Global School Play Day

The hassles and obligations of being an adult often make me wish that I was still a child growing up in my beautiful Puerto Rico. A wise educator once said:  “It is not that men quit playing because they grow old but men grow old because they quit playing.” WOW – there is so much truth to that statement. It is not a coincidence that my favorite memories bring me back to a rural neighborhood of Puerto Rico: the streets, the school yard, and a nearby rundown basketball court with concrete floors, no nets, and rusty metal boards. In these places, I learned to play, to be active, to socialize, and to become a pretty good athlete. I like to tell people that I was a pretty good athlete since there is no way to refute my argument unless you do some extensive research. Let’s face it – nobody has time for that so just take my word for it.


Resolution to a Healthy Change

Jan 27, 2016
Resolution to a Healthy Change

Each year the pressure is on to make a change regarding health in January.  It seems easy to say you want a change.  However, making the commitment and keeping it, is a totally different outcome.  In speaking with other aquatic professionals, the one thing that rings true is MOVE.  Move forward into that change, mentally and physically.  Create in you, a self-commitment, even if it is just one thing in your life you have changed.  Here are some easy changes you can MOVE into:


How to Face Drug Testing While on Cold Medications

Jan 25, 2016
How to Face Drug Testing While on Cold Medications

It’s no wonder drug testing is so commonplace these days that most people don’t think twice about taking them, believing that there is nothing to worry about. What a lot of people don’t realize, though, is that any cold medications they may be taking could actually affect a drug test.

This is true for two reasons.


5 tips to minimize obesity

Jan 22, 2016
5 tips to minimize obesity

Obesity is one of the most common problems in disabled persons. It has been seen that people with disabilities are more prone to obesity. Because they spend most of their time on wheel chairs, they get fewer opportunities to move themselves more like normal people. Due to this reason, they rapidly gain weight and consequently, experience excess weight-related health issues.


Leafy Greens to Prevent Glaucoma

Jan 20, 2016
Leafy Greens to Prevent Glaucoma

We all know that leafy greens are good for your diet, but their value has just been reinforced by a study that found a measurable decrease in glaucoma rates among those who ate a lot of them.(1) Today, we’re going to explore the impact of this finding – and, more importantly, how it can help you.


Slow Change

Jan 18, 2016
Slow Change

As we celebrate the man who was instrumental in writing the Civil Rights Act, which was signed in 1964 to benefit all Americans, there is still one group of citizens who are waiting for this act to benefit them. These are the 56 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to participate in a mainstream society. However, because of the 64 act, steps have been made to address this issue.