Standing

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I recently finished reading the book “Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs. In this book, Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man on earth. He attacks his goal in a systematic manner  using reasonable evidence and topic experts, while writing about his experience.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 15, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

What do you call it?

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I was asked to comment on obesity and if it should be considered a physical disability. In our world today, this issue has become a stigma in our culture because of the fixation on being thin or skinny.  Many believe that anyone who is not thin or skinny is considered unattractive.  Interestingly, if this is truly part of our cultural mindset then this would seem to make many of us unattractive. Regardless, what it does is continue to ostracize and abandon a group of society who are looking

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 25, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

What’s in a Dietitian’s Shopping Cart?Part 1: Pantry Staples

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Do you ever get home at night and feel as if you have no energy to fix dinner? Well, if you are like most people, you probably experience this at least once a week. It’s at these times that I am so glad I keep my pantry stocked with healthy items. However, not all packaged foods are created equal.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Aug 08, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Easy as Pie: Nutrition 101

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I have hesitated to write this post for a while because when people find out my major they usually exclaim, “Tell me what to eat!”  Please keep in mind that I do know a fair amount about nutrition, however

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jul 30, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

Best vitamins to ensure healthy growth as a young adult

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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 26, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Ways to encourage an active lifestyle for everyone

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If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 06, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Children with Disabilities Left out of Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity

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During my Master’s program, I served as a part-time Adapted Physical Education teacher in the Charlottesville, VA area. And while I did my very best to educate my students as to why physical activity and healthy eating were important, there were not many outside sources helping to push the same agenda. Most of my students had limited access to inside and outside school physical activity opportunities as well as opportunities for health education.

Posted by Tamika Jones Oct 25, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Taboo Lifestyle: 350 Pound Adult Baby Investigated for Social Security Fraud

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If you or a loved one has struggled with the system in order to collect Social Security benefits, then you may be astounded by the self-proclaimed “adult baby” who sleeps in a crib and lives off the government via SSI. Although Stanley Thornton Jr. says he is unable to work, he was able to construct his own giant crib, can drive himself on errands, and decides when he should wear “grown-up” clothes.

Posted by Tessa May 26, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 3: Ready! Set! Go!

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Enthusiasm and positivity can often be contagious.  It may be surprising in all that you can accomplish with a child by taking a routine activity and adding in some passion and zest.  Rather than commanding a child to run around a track, or take a rather random jog back and forth …add in this key component: “Ready! Set! GOOOOOO!!! “ and begin in a shorter distance such as a twenty yard dash.

Posted by suzanne Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 2: Hoop Parade

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Ever find yourself running in circles playing a game of chase with your child?  Except the game of chase seems to be giving YOU more exercise than your son or daughter…the ones who’s fitness your trying to improve? Or are you the parent whose child’s feet are planted in the ground and you can’t get he or she from the spot they have found sedentary content?

Posted by suzanne Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments