Living Healthy Lives

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The Centers on Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) has recently completed a study on disability and general health. The CDC suggests that people play a leading role in determining whether their lives are long and healthy (or not)! CDC suggests that people take note of the following tips for leading a long and healthy life.

Posted by Tanya Aug 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Power of Pushing Limits

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In the past two weeks I’ve had the privilege of observing some of the most elite, well-respected athletes on the planet. I did so for the sake of sport and athleticism, as well as to hope for a single glimpse or sweat droplet that would lead me closer to understanding the likes of these select few. From ultra-marathoners to professional cyclists, it is clear to see that none of them made it very far without breaking some boundaries and pushing their bodies and brains to the most unheard of levels.

Posted by Ryan McLean Aug 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Visitation Rights for Parents with Disabilities

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Divorce in the U.S. is very common. When there are children involved, it can get complicated. Child custody and visitation arrangements can be difficult and challenging. For individuals with disabilities, they may face additional challenges in these circumstances. A California mother and her parents are experiencing these challenges as they fight to prove in court that even severely disabled parents have the right to see their children.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Aug 26, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Power of Sunshine

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As the summer is winding near its end, we are reminded in little hints of outdoor pool closings and increasingly longer evenings. We hear school bells ringing and fewer birds singing. For me, it’s a time to grab on to as much sunshine as I can, so I may store it in my pocket for a time when I would need it most.

Posted by Ryan McLean Aug 26, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

2011 – A SPECIAL YEAR

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The “number 11” phenomenon has been the subject of countless books, conversations and websites. 11 is considered by many to be the “messenger” and is associated with a higher power to uplift and help people find deeper meaning in their lives and to share this with others. As we get closer to the end of year 2011, I can’t help but agree there was something magical and special about this year. I for one enjoyed all the special dates and mathematical formulas that added to the fun and mystery of the 11 (e.g. November 11 is 11/11/11 this year).

Posted by suzanne Aug 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Top 10 Vehicles for People with Disabilities

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Brad Miller is 35 years old living with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. Becker muscular dystrophy is a disorder that involves slowly worsening muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis. To bring awareness of his disability, Brad decided to test drive several cars to determine which cars are the best for people with disabilities and wrote about the experience in his blog. After a few months, Brad came up with 10 vehicles that made the cut.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Aug 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 13 Comments

The Power of Drive

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This morning I woke up with one terribly aching right lung. At first, I had forgot that swollen lung, pre-pneumonic feeling that typically extends from shoulder to abdomen to back. I, without thinking, blamed sore muscles and attempted to begin my day.
Posted by Ryan McLean Aug 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Oldies but Goodies

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Driving back from Michigan this weekend I found myself enjoying music from the different radio stations especially WLS 94.7 with local DJ, Tom O’Toole.  I turned up the radio louder and louder as I found myself singing along with many of the selected songs.
Lyrics from the song like “Touch Me” by the Doors seem to deliver messages with meanings that change each year and each decade of my life. Just like favorite songs always being your favorite songs, there’s another constant in life and that is we’re all growing older and I do believe better (and wiser).  What I enjoy most about the fitness business is working with people of all ages and backgrounds.  

Posted by suzanne Aug 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Explore Your Creative Side!

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Now the ability to draw or build something we envisioned is open to everyone, whether they have use of their hands or not.

Posted by Tanya Aug 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Small sized treadmill helps babies learn to walk, step by step

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Kinesiologist Dale Ulrich at the University of Michigan and his team have developed a small treadmill that they use in a program designed to help babies with Down Syndrome to learn how to walk.

Posted by Tanya Aug 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments