What is Dyslexia and its Symptoms in Adults and Children

Mar 11, 2016
What is Dyslexia and its Symptoms in Adults and Children

Dyslexia is a particular type of learning disorder, which affects the way an individual processes information. One of the most peculiar aspects of this disorder is that it manifests itself differently in each individual. This makes diagnosing Dyslexia a challenge, since there isn’t a specific test for it. Instead, in order to discern whether or not an individual may be suffering from dyslexia, you need to be watchful for a number of signs and symptoms. Depending on how frequently these occur, and how much they interfere with the individual’s life, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a professional who specializes in learning disorders.


Developmental Disabilities Month And The Future Of Ultrasound Technology

Mar 09, 2016
Developmental Disabilities Month And The Future Of Ultrasound Technology

March is Developmental Disabilities Month, and prenatal detection of these conditions is rapidly advancing due to innovations in ultrasound technology. There are many kinds of developmental disabilities, and they are caused in a variety of ways, but early detection and intervention is the best way of providing lifelong health, happiness, and productivity to a child with a disability condition.


Evaluating the Pros & Cons of High-Fat Diets

Mar 04, 2016
Evaluating the Pros & Cons of High-Fat Diets

For anyone fighting the imminent health risks of obesity, there are a number of diets available to aid their weight loss objective. One such diet is that consisting of high-fat foods. The association with fats in foods and excessive fat on the human body is no more than a common misconception. Nevertheless, there are both advantages and disadvantages to a high fat diet for everyone.


How You Can Encourage Your Child To Be Active

Mar 02, 2016
How You Can Encourage Your Child To Be Active

Just recently, I noticed kids are not into games that actually make them go out and spread a leg or run or do something that can count as physical activity. Ask any parent about what games do their kids love to play and you’ll get a list of PlayStation games or the games they download on their phones. Only a slight percentage of children these days, are actually a part of something which can be counted as physical activity. Although being physically active is essential for children in order to stimulate their growth in a healthy manner.


The Problem with “Inspirational Sport Stories”

Feb 29, 2016
The Problem with “Inspirational Sport Stories”

 

Recently I have been absolutely swamped with school, work, and basketball, which has left little time for writing extra things such as this post. That is especially true since I want what I write to be something worth reading and I really want a topic that either makes you think or, better yet, starts a discussion either in the comments below or on social media. I think I have just the ticket and it helps that I have a bunch to say about this issue and its impact on individuals with disabilities!


Staying Positive Through Your Journeys

Feb 24, 2016
Staying Positive Through Your Journeys

In previous blog posts, I’ve mentioned where I first developed my love for nutrition and people with disabilities. Typically when I blog, I write an educational piece about portion sizes, certain nutrients, and other nutrition tips; however, I think it is also neat learning about people’s journeys — the good and the bad parts along the way. Sometimes, it takes me a while to realize my own personal successes because I am the type of person who wants to praise someone else for their achievements and experiences first. Needless to say, looking back on my own journey so far has truly been a blessing to me and has landed me where I am today — working with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, & Disability. I’ve been extremely fortunate with some incredible opportunities.


And the Grammy Goes To..

Feb 22, 2016
And the Grammy Goes To..

I am sure we all were excited to see the Grammy awards last week. Personally, I could care less. I am actually someone that does not watch that much T.V. I did for some reason want to watch the tributes to David Bowie, BB King and Glenn Frey. I am not that big a fan of any of them but I do appreciate their work and success. Plus, like many, I was shocked by their passing away. However, as I switched back and forth to catch them I did happen to see Mr. Stevie Wonder present an award and make the statement of the year!


4 Tips to Fight Obesity

Feb 17, 2016
4 Tips to Fight Obesity

Overweight and obese Americans regularly experience various forms of discrimination in many social settings and even at the workplace. For instance, on average, obese men and women earn $2 and $4 less per hour respectively at the workplace compared to non-obese workers. Sadly, a weight-based stigma can have a negative impact on a person’s health, self-esteem, and performance at work or school. This notwithstanding, 154.7 million Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight or obese. Fortunately, you can fight obesity and maintain a healthy BMI by doing the following:


5 Ways Increase Motivation in Your Workouts

Feb 15, 2016
5 Ways Increase Motivation in Your Workouts

Becoming motivated to get into shape can be very challenging.  However, it can be done if you are willing to make some changes in your life.  All you have to do is find the right motivation.  Each person is different so what motivates one person may not motivate another person.  Consider trying a few of the following tips in order to find the motivation that you need to get into shape, and stay that way.


The Ingredients Of An Intervention

Feb 12, 2016
The Ingredients Of An Intervention

An intervention is when people who care about a person get together to point out a problem. In addition, it encourages the person to seek help and guides him or her to and through a treatment plan. With the assistance of a mental health professional from a drug addiction rehab, chances of success in the intervention and the following treatment improve.