Married to the Chair – On a DIET!

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Yep, I said the forbidden four letter word… we don’t cuss in our household but that is getting pretty darn close! I have always thought diets were pointless. I mean I am an exercise physiologist… my philosophy is if I want to eat it than tomorrow I will just run a little farther. And that philosophy has gotten me through life wearing the same size jeans I wore in college well after my ten year reunion.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Dec 18, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments

AVOIDING DIABETES . . . and Adding 6 Years to Your Life!

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In honor of National Diabetes Month, I would like to share a VERY personal story. My mother was an insulin diabetic for most of her life starting back in the 1950’s until her passing away over two decades ago. Since she was taking insulin several times daily, I’m sure that diabetes was on her mind every waking hour. Point being, I realized if there was any “good news” about my mother’s diabetes, it was that I learned that diabetes should be feared and avoided at all costs.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Nov 17, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Dietitian in the Kitchen: Turning Recommendations into Reality

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For many people, living a healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming and even out of reach. Whether it’s going to the gym or eating right, the first step can sometimes be the hardest. So where do you begin? Well if you ask me, it’s all about PREPARATION.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Oct 27, 2014 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Beat Hibernation By Working Out

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With Summer officially over, many of us fall into the trap of being overly active during the sunny weather, to hibernating in fall and winter. Its likely you’ve been doing a lot of exercise, without even realizing you’ve been working out through summer. From hiking or long walks along the beach, to hopping in the pool or playing sports with friends. You’ve probably been a lot more active, and feel better for it. However with the hot weather behind us, and the dark nights approaching, its easy to get stuck in a rut of going to work, going home, and staying warm.

Posted by Adam Foster Oct 10, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Obesity and it’s effect on children with disabilities

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After decades of advancements in modern day medicine, why are mortality rates increasing in 2014? Regrettably, today’s parents can expect to live longer lives than their children, a sad commentary on today’s lifestyle. Bottom line . . . the obesity epidemic amongst the children of America is shortening their lifespan, causing mortality rates to head in the wrong direction.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Oct 09, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Women with Disabilities: Key Concerns Include Nutrition, Healthy Eating, and Weight Management

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What are the Primary Health Concerns of Women with Disabilities?

A study and related article called “Health promotion interests of women with disabilities“, by Suzanne Smeltzer and Vanessa Zimmerman identifies some of the top ranking health concerns for women with disabilities. Key concerns include: Disability and Aging, Stress Management, Exercise, Nutrition, Healthy Eating and Weight Management, Health Promotion, and maintaining mental health. [i]   62 percent of the survey participants identified Nutrition and Healthy Eating as a concern. [ii] This piece will focus on Healthy Eating, my personal experience and encounters with professionals over Healthy Eating and Weight Management, as well as highlight some statistics, and available resources which can support Healthy Eating and Weight Management for women with disabilities.

Posted by Kerry Sep 29, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments

Fall into a rut

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With the summer slowly falling into oblivion in which there are three months left in 2014 (where has the time gone), typically we leave our summer routine and develop another set for the fall. Unfortunately, there is a difference.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 15, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Exercise . . . no thank you?

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Exercise has the potential to prevent chronic disease, improve the health of someone with a chronic disease and help reduce the risk of additional chronic diseases. Regrettably, we know that 47 percent of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity don’t do so.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Jul 24, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Couch potato – NO MORE!

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Having a hard time motivating yourself to work out? I do all the time! I always find a barrier to exercising. My excuses range from; the gym is out of my way, I have no energy, I don’t have enough time… and the list could go on and on. Some days my head will come up with any lie to avoid working out. BUT there is a solution, that’s right- we can fix this!

Posted by Mica Drigger Jul 23, 2014 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

So, what is in a name?

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Over the last few days the issues of derogative names and language have been part of an interesting discussion in our sport world. As a matter of fact it has been going on over the past few months if you include a certain west coast owner of a basketball team and an apologetic horse owner. Today, we are dealing with another professional sport team that is dealing with a similar issue.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 19, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments