Robotic Muscles: The Future of Physical Therapy?

Nov 02, 2016
Robotic Muscles: The Future of Physical Therapy?

 

The field of robotics is always expanding and evolving, with many researchers working constantly toward more lifelike robots who function like humans. Earlier this year, news broke that Japanese robotics experts at the Tokyo Institute of Technology had successfully created a robot that was equipped with multifilament artificial muscles. These robotic muscles work in the same way ours do, by contracting and relaxing—just less efficiently. While this robot offers us a look into the future of robotic development, other breakthroughs have proved more immediately useful. For example, the soft robots that look nothing like humans, but also mimic our muscle movements.


The Purpose of Sport and Play

Oct 31, 2016
The Purpose of Sport and Play

What is the true purpose of sport and play? What constitutes the essential core of these activities? How do sport and play serve humanity and societies around the world?  We believe there are five dimensions to the purpose of sport and play – relationships, education, social change, health and joy. In analyzing and studying the purpose of sport, we believe these five dimensions can help us better articulate the power and contributions of sport and play in the world. 

How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

Oct 27, 2016
How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be active and healthy at the same time. In fact, everyone needs daily exercise in their lives in order to feel good and improve body function and mood. The key is to ask your doctor about what’s right for you. For example, what will work well with any medications you’re taking, and how much exercise should you try to get in within a given week?


5 Reasons to Prioritize Healthy Food for Healthy Life

Oct 25, 2016
5 Reasons to Prioritize Healthy Food for Healthy Life

The key to healthy living is to eat properly. When you consume healthy food your body is supplemented with all the necessary enrichment. So much so that eating right food has a direct impact on our way of thinking and how an individual feels. A healthy diet boosts immunity gives you energy and makes you feel good. All you have to do is find the right combination of food supplements which comprise required levels of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.


8 Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Oct 21, 2016
8 Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

 

Depression has become a serious health condition in the United States.  It is sad to see and hear about people on a killing rampage in the news, and America has been getting a lot of the spotlight.  While the media and the larger portion of the public see guns, others see the problem could be deeper.  It could be mental health, and according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, more than 1 in 20 Americans who are 12 years old and older reported depression.  That was just back in 2005 and 2006.


5 Mental Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

Oct 19, 2016
5 Mental Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

 

Mental illness is extremely common, and can manifest itself in many different ways. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the help they need to stay healthy—60% of American adults do not receive treatment for mental illness, even after diagnosis. With the stigma associated with mental illness, some are afraid to seek diagnosis and treatment. Treatment can also be expensive, or cause unwanted side effects that can be worse than the illness itself, and our ability to treat and eliminate mental illness is still limited. Though it cannot solve all the problems associated with mental illness or addiction, exercise can be a tool for people struggling with these issues, as it has numerous benefits and is completely free and accessible. It’s also a great tool for people who are often stressed, anxious, or have trouble relaxing. Here are just 5 of the many reasons exercise can have a positive impact on mental health:


New Leaders of a young world

Oct 17, 2016
New Leaders of a young world

The path to success for young leaders is often one filled with surprises that only allow them to grow, both personally and professionally. And young leaders come from a variety of lanes, all merging onto the path to success. These achievements can be a graduate degree, starting a tech startup, or reaching personal physical and mental goals.


Restore with Water

Oct 14, 2016
Restore with Water

 

October is widely known as Breast Cancer awareness month with cities hosting several walks and races. Sadly most of us can say that we know or have known someone who has journeyed this road.  Those whom are surviving can find themselves in a de-conditioned state in the blink of an eye.  Everyone that is dealing with the recovery of cancer will echo the same thing.  I want to feel better, get stronger and increase my endurance. 


Healthy and Disability

Oct 12, 2016
Healthy and Disability

Did you know that there is a significantly higher prevalence of smoking among people with a disability? In fact according to the CDC, the smoking rate for people with a disability is up to 50% higher than the national average. One in four adults with a disability smoke.


Unexpected Lessons…The Emotional Impacts of Injury

Oct 10, 2016
Unexpected Lessons…The Emotional Impacts of Injury

 

It has been a little less than a year since I broke two bones in my ankle. I have written previously about the importance of support following an injury and about the arduous process to discover why I went from being able to walk an average of 3 miles a day to barely being able to get from one side of a room to the other. After a series of visits to various Doctors and specialists, I finally received an accurate diagnosis and found out the pain I was experiencing was from stress fractures. A stress fracture is one or more tiny cracks in a bone.  I was applying excessive force on weak parts of my ankle.