Moving Forward

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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  ―Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Jared Rehm Jan 29, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Don’t Let COPD Hold You Back!

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Do you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If so, any exercise can seem intimidating and challenging. Here’s the good news, though: moderate exercise can be good for your health and lung function, especially in the early stages of COPD.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Do You Know What Happens When You Sleep?

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Many people believe, as many doctors used to, that when we go to sleep our bodies go into a deep rest. However, in the last century scientists have gradually uncovered that this is far from accurate. Our bodies undergo many interesting processes that can only occur in the total darkness of sleep. Some of these are quite intense and not at all very “restful.” However, one thing is certain – sleep is vital to our health and overall well-being. Read on to learn the secrets of what happens when we sleep.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Jan 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Unique Approach for Controlling High Blood Pressure

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Imagine that you are working on a crossword puzzle and only 5 to 10% of the pieces fit. The rest don’t match. This is the way with high blood pressure. In 90 to 95% of the cases, the cause is unknown.

Posted by Donna Shannon Jan 22, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Environmental Link? Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis

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If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) or know someone who does, you know that the condition is a chronic, degenerative disease affecting the nervous system. Globally, the incidence of this disease has been rising (not just because doctors are getting better at diagnosing it), and the condition’s causes are not well understood.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Jan 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Growing the Sports

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As a wheelchair athlete, I have been to many places and met a lot of great people. These people have been from all backgrounds, many different cities and countries, and with various disabilities. Unfortunately, though I have met all kinds of people, the population of adaptive athletes is still relatively small.

Posted by Jared Rehm Jan 08, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Sun The Surf The Sand and The Chair

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Ahh, the beach… the sound of the waves crashing to the shore, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the sand; who doesn’t love a vacation by the sea – well, we don’t. Born and raised in Miami, Florida those are shocking words I never thought I would say, but I have learned that sand and wheelchairs don’t mix. As a child while sand had some redeeming qualities, like building sand castles or burying your brother in it, in reality, sand was annoying, especially when it got in your eye. As an adult it mostly irritated as it mysteriously made its way into crevices previously unreached but as a chair user this previously manageable surface becomes detestable. Typically, my husband and I try to avoid the beach at all costs. But one time we were visiting my hometown with some friends and thought we’d brave it since I had some extra help.  Just so you can get the full visual effect, let me describe what it normally looks like when my husband and I go to the beach.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jan 03, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Mindfulness and Eating

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I am currently 8 months pregnant and have been reading a book on mindful childbirth to prepare myself for the big day. One of the concepts that the book’s author emphasizes is being mindful of the body through pregnancy and childbirth. You might be thinking how does this pertain to me, I’m not pregnant?

Posted by Carleton Rivers Dec 28, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Shopping Tips For People With Disabilities This Christmas

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The holiday season is a great opportunity to spend time with family. Sharing gifts can be very fulfilling not to mention a fun exercise trying to come up with the best ideas for loved ones. Unfortunately this can also be a very stressful time due to the pressure of large groups of people and the competitive atmosphere of shops. Follow the four tips below to have a great shopping experience while minimizing stress.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments