Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

Feb 08, 2017
Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

Last week I spent two days with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for an orientation as part of their new advisory panel. I am excited to serve as a bridge between NCHPAD’s work and the broader healthy out-of-school time movement. You might remember two of our past blog articles that included NCHPAD resources, 3 Steps to Including Kids with a Disability and Tips and Resources for Inclusive Physical Activity.

Healthy afterschool environments should be inclusive afterschool environments, right?

The National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity specifically encourage programs to train staff to “adapt physical activity opportunities to include children and youth at all levels of athletic availability and those with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.”


Isometric Strength Training

Feb 06, 2017
Isometric Strength Training

According to American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is an essential element of a well-rounded workout routine. Some benefits include: prevent osteoporosis, decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and help to control weight.


Should You Do More Weights or Cardio Workouts?

Feb 01, 2017
Should You Do More Weights or Cardio Workouts?

 

When it comes to exercising with a disability, what is more important, endurance or strength training? The short answer is: both. Strengthening refers to increasing muscular power and mass, which also improves the body’s metabolism. We need strength to perform our daily activities.


New Technology and Innovation Promises New Treatment for Paralysis

Jan 27, 2017
New Technology and Innovation Promises New Treatment for Paralysis

Being the victim of an accident from a medical condition that may lead to the full paralysis is often a life-changing event. According to a 2009 study, there may be over five million U.S. residents who are living with some form of paralysis. While treatment options for patients who have a loss of sensation or movement are subject to limitations of current technology, recent and future medical innovations, promise a broad range of new treatments that may be just over the horizon.


Essentials to know about Syphilis to deal with it effectively

Jan 25, 2017
Essentials to know about Syphilis to deal with it effectively

Syphilis is a troublesome sexually transmitted disease, which can cause long-term troubles if not addressed properly. The symptoms are usually found in adults, and these are categorized into various stages such as: Primary, Secondary and Latent. Further, we will discuss a few essentials you need to know with suspected or diagnosed syphilis.


6 Benefits of Swimming to Get You Splashing

Jan 23, 2017
6 Benefits of Swimming to Get You Splashing

 

Swimming has been used as a part of physical therapy for years, but it’s something that most of us only do during the summer months. However, swimming can be a great way to get your everyday exercise, whether you hit the pool, the lake, or the ocean. Swimming has many amazing benefits that can inspire you to get splashing! Here are just 6 of those benefits.


How to Keep Your New Year Fitness Resolutions

Jan 20, 2017
How to Keep Your New Year Fitness Resolutions

 

It’s the oldest cliché in the book: resolving to get fit for the New Year. So many people try and fail to keep a consistent schedule, but by February or March, they’re feeling discouraged and not even making an effort. That doesn’t have to be the story! Resolving to get fit in 2017 is a great goal, and you CAN succeed. It will take hard work and perseverance, but by the time 2018 rolls around, you’ll feel great—healthy, fit, and proud of your accomplishment. Here’s how to make that fitness resolution stick, even when the going gets tough.


10 Home Remedies Mistakes Many People Make and Do Not Release It

Jan 18, 2017
10 Home Remedies Mistakes Many People Make and Do Not Release It

For many, when everything else fails, they turn to home remedies. Trouble sets in when they don’t really know what they’re doing simply because they haven’t tried herbs or extracts before. That’s when most mistakes in taking garden and kitchen ingredients. Sometimes, the processes and results are absurd. At times, the results aggravate the situation, risky and life-threatening.


Advocating for Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Jan 16, 2017
Advocating for Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

 

How inclusive is your workplace? While there are laws in place to help protect people with disabilities from discrimination and exclusion in the workplace, the reality is that exclusion happens every day in the United States and worldwide. Companies need to be aware that not only is discrimination a legal violation, it shortchanges opportunities to stay competitive and innovative. 56 million people (19% of the population) in the United States have a disability, and ignoring those voices can result in missed business opportunities and goodwill from potential customers. People are living longer these days (and working longer), so disability inclusion will continue to be an issue that needs constant reevaluation and effort. So how can you advocate for disability inclusion in your workplace?


Glaucoma, Who is at Risk?

Jan 09, 2017
Glaucoma, Who is at Risk?

 

There are approximately 3 million people with Glaucoma in the US. What is surprising is that many people may not be aware that they have glaucoma. The individuals in the US wth glaucoma ranges from various age groups to specific populations. People with Glaucoma may not know what the symptoms are and if it is hereditary. The individuals with Glaucoma who are not typically who you think.