Super Bowl Commercials

Feb 04, 2015
Super Bowl Commercials

I am sure that you were one of the 114 million people that watched the Super Bowl. If not, it’s OK, it will happen again next year around the same time. What may also be around or not are some of the commercials that featured people with disabilities.


A New Chapter Begins

Feb 02, 2015
A New Chapter Begins

I have pursued my goal of walking without devices full-time for more than 8 years. I have had many transitions on my journey, but throughout these years, I have stayed at the same fitness facility.  On December 1, 2014, I started a new chapter when I began to work with a new training team.  The Movement Specialist and trainer with whom I worked successfully for more than five years moved on to another professional opportunity. 


ECAC’s announcement opens door for role models

Jan 28, 2015
ECAC’s announcement opens door for role models

Last week, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) adopted what it called “an inclusive sport strategy” that will provide opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities to compete in intercollegiate sports. The ECAC member institutions compete in Division I, II, and III levels of college sports.


Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

Jan 27, 2015
Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.


Options for Back Pain

Jan 23, 2015
Options for Back Pain

 

It is the most obvious fact that anyone struggling with a back pain for any course of time thinks that spine surgery is the one and only treatment option. But in fact, there are many different types of non-surgical treatments too that can help in reducing majority of the back problems. These non-surgical treatments are also referred as non-surgical or conservative therapies.


It’s a Beautiful Day!

Jan 22, 2015
It’s a Beautiful Day!

Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.


Caregiver Services

Jan 21, 2015
Caregiver Services

Before placing a family member with a disability in an assisted living facility, it must be determined what level of care they need as well as what types of care are offered by the facility you are considering. A simple checklist will help you to answer both questions and narrow down the possible options until you find the one that suits your loved ones’ needs and desires.


Why are we celebrating?

Jan 19, 2015
Why are we celebrating?

On the day we remember Dr. King, the man who was instrumental in writing the Civil Rights Act, which was signed in 1964 to benefit all Americans, there is still one group of citizens who still wait. These are the 57 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to have laws passed over 40 years ago to address issues such as basic fitness, recreation, and sport participation.


6 strategies for anxiety and depression

Jan 14, 2015
6 strategies for anxiety and depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 10 U.S. adults report depression on some level, some more severe than others. Anxiety is a very common mental condition that affects 40 million adults in the U.S. Of the people with depression, approximately 50 percent also deal with an anxiety disorder. With that being said, it’s important to know ways to cope with one or both of them.


Tired of being tired?

Jan 13, 2015
Tired of being tired?

January is thyroid awareness month. Thyroid conditions are an issue that most people don’t realize they have; or in my case been dealing with the condition for 22 years. Fatigue is usually the first noticeable symptom and then a laundry list of others follows.