Why Hire A Person with a Physical Disability?

Nov 27, 2015
Why Hire A Person with a Physical Disability?

A person with a physical disability is viewed by many as different. Thus, a fear or stereotype can exist that people with disabilities are not able to deliver the desired results when it comes to the professional context. However, it is very essential to come to terms with the fact that all of us have been solely created by the Creator for a specific purpose. If He has bereft them of a certain human feature, they are bound to have some extraordinary quality or skill that distinguishes them from the rest. This is how the natural decorum of things goes about. It is human nature that one strives for perfection and wouldn’t want to settle for anything else other than the best. However, accepting someone with a different perspective may turn out to be beneficial in the long run. Following are some concrete reasons to hire people with physical disability.


November: National Family Caregivers Month

Nov 25, 2015
November: National Family Caregivers Month

A couple winters ago, it was time for Nonno (“grandfather” in Italian) to have his back surgery.  So we took him for the procedure; unfortunately, the surgery did not go as well as planned, and Nonno suffered a malicious spinal cord injury.  Now paralyzed from the waist down, Nonno had to adjust and transition into the wheelchair life.


Diabetes Care Better Now

Nov 23, 2015
Diabetes Care Better Now

Over the years, diabetes care has become relatively easier. Thanks to the newer technology, which allows advancement in the diabetes medical field, diabetic patients today are in better positions than diabetic patients in the 1980s and 1990s. Things are definitely looking better now for diabetics.


Five Benefits of Owning a Pet

Nov 20, 2015
Five Benefits of Owning a Pet

It seems like every day there’s a new natural health trend sweeping the nation. But are you aware of the furriest, most affectionate life change that can lead to a healthier life? Multiple studies have shown that owning a pet actually has both lifestyle and physical benefits. Here are five ways adopting a pet can lead to a healthier life:


November is Good Nutrition Month

Nov 18, 2015
November is Good Nutrition Month

As the days start getting cooler outside, it can be tempting to stay inside and munch on snacks while sipping on rich, high calorie beverages. While it is important to ensure we’re making time for ourselves to relax, we may not notice that we’re adding quite a few extra calories to our daily intake, and not necessarily getting outside as much to burn them off. But, don’t despair. With a little creativity and effort, there’s always a way to make sure we get to treat ourselves, while maintaining a healthy body and mind especially when fighting a serious illness like cancer.


International Day of Tolerance

Nov 16, 2015
International Day of Tolerance

On November 16, I will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day for Tolerance by doing what I usually fail to do; I will pack away my assumptions in my bag when I interact with people. This conscious effort is difficult for someone who looks different compared to the societal norm, someone with a physical disability or someone who can’t interact in a socially acceptable way because of their limitations is daily confronted with intolerance.


Activity during the Fall

Nov 12, 2015
Activity during the Fall

In my 35 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find the time, activities or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 54 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen. 


How Online Games May Help Combat Obesity in Young Children

Nov 10, 2015
How Online Games May Help Combat Obesity in Young Children

 

Unfortunately obesity is a real problem all over the world today.


Blame for Joint Pain

Nov 06, 2015
Blame for Joint Pain

When people think of the causes of joint pain, they think of the common causes including injuries, bone loss, or old age. However, the cause of your annoying joint pain could be stemming from bacteria in your gut. Don’t believe it? Keep reading to see the facts on microbiome bacteria and joint pain.


Health for Seniors During Winter Months

Nov 04, 2015
Health for Seniors During Winter Months

The winter months can feel a little isolating for seniors, particularly when ice and snow accumulates, making it harder to get out and enjoy the outdoors and other everyday activities. Winter, with the shortened daylight hours, can also challenge an individual’s overall well being, making many feel tired, unmotivated, and even a bit depressed. Fortunately, like every other season of the year, it’s possible to stay healthy and active, making the snowy season a little more enjoyable.