Eating Healthy!

Oct 02, 2015
Eating Healthy!

By now, everyone should be aware of the importance of healthy eating. Where your body is concerned, you get out what you put in. A healthy diet improves every area of your life – from physical health to appearance to mental health and mood. This applies across the board, but is particularly relevant for those of us who are less able. People with a disability or other chronic health problems could benefit enormously from the extra support provided by healthy nourishment. Unfortunately, our society does not make it easy for such people to maintain a healthy diet. Various constraints mean that those who need it most find themselves without a good, balanced diet, and suffer as a consequence. Were healthy eating made more accessible, and were more education regarding it provided within the disabled community, it is likely that the quality of life for many people would improve enormously.


Exercise? It’s all attitude and a calendar

Sep 30, 2015
Exercise? It's all attitude and a calendar

With the beginning of the fall season, a change in schedule always precipitates. I have now established a change in exercises, days to exercise, diet, and even rest days during the fall. Over the last three years, I have grown accustomed to having a calendar that lists my daily schedule and activities. When this happens I feel like I have switched gears from summer fun activities to hard core structure I basically have my fall season planned out for each day. This is great for me considering I just spent the summer free lancing it. I can then focus on just bringing a fun-filled attitude for when it’s time to exercise.


Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day

Sep 28, 2015
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day

September 30 marks the first global awareness day of Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. As most people know, breast cancer, leukemia and diabetes are well-recognized and researched diseases. Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, on the other hand, has failed to capture the attention of researchers, even though it has been around for quite some time. The goal of the day is to help bring awareness to the disease through social media, volunteering and reaching out to news media outlets.


It’s that time of year!

Sep 25, 2015
It's that time of year!

It is that time of the year! It is my favorite time of the year. It’s the time of year when I get to meet up with my rugby teammates and start training. Competitive athletic season is upon us.  Ready or not, here it comes? Or in some people’s cases, it is already here.


Thermal Aquatic Massage

Sep 24, 2015
Thermal Aquatic Massage

 

September is Cerebral Palsy (CP) awareness month.  Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormal development or damage in the brain that controls movement.  It affects motor function and can be classified into three groups of motor impairments; Spastic CP, Ataxic CP and Dyskinetic CP.


What Does that Term CP mean to You?

Sep 22, 2015
What Does that Term CP mean to You?

I know a decent amount about Cerebral Palsy or CP. After all, I live with it every day. September 4th is (or was) World Cerebral Palsy Day. Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term describing a set of neurological disorders of varying severity that affect an individual’s movements. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. 


Health Issues In Those We Love

Sep 18, 2015
Health Issues In Those We Love

In certain circumstances, we find loved ones in the act of submitting to their addictions, or we may at least be around them when they are under the influence and can’t deny their condition.


4 Terrific Benefits of Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Sep 16, 2015
4 Terrific Benefits of Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Trigger point pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced by the body. Often referred to as “muscle knots”, these trigger points are sensitive spots in the muscle that cause a feeling of aching and stiffness when overstressed.


The Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Anxiety

Sep 14, 2015
The Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Anxiety

Anxiety is a much-misunderstood psychological condition. Some question its existence as a “real” health-disorder, leaving sufferers lost in a world that does not understand them. However, as any psychology professional knows, anxiety is as real and potentially incapacitating a disorder as depression, and – like depression – can only be healed with a well-planned mix of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), professional counseling, and medication. If properly-treated, anxiety sufferers can go on to live happy, fully-functional professional and personal lives.


A call that is for everyone

Sep 09, 2015
A call that is for everyone

Attention! Attention! Have you heard the news? Are you aware of what is going on? Today, our Surgeon General has just asked you to do something that not that many people get asked to do.