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Proper personal hygiene is profoundly significant for preventing illnesses of all kinds. Besides, good personal habits can also help you emotionally. Our human body is capable of developing diseases, especially on the skin. And, unfortunately, an athlete is more susceptible to such illnesses due to his or her nature of sport. Therefore, it is imperative for athletes and people in general to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes excellent levels of personal hygiene.
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Individuals dealing with Cerebral Palsy often do not think of the swimming pool as being a place for wellness and relaxation. If you are dealing with Cerebral Palsy or know of someone, then you know that spasticity can create issues that become life changers.
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Recently I have been absolutely swamped with school, work, and basketball, which has left little time for writing extra things such as this post. That is especially true since I want what I write to be something worth reading and I really want a topic that either makes you think or, better yet, starts a discussion either in the comments below or on social media. I think I have just the ticket and it helps that I have a bunch to say about this issue and its impact on individuals with disabilities!
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I am sure we all were excited to see the Grammy awards last week. Personally, I could care less. I am actually someone that does not watch that much T.V. I did for some reason want to watch the tributes to David Bowie, BB King and Glenn Frey. I am not that big a fan of any of them but I do appreciate their work and success. Plus, like many, I was shocked by their passing away. However, as I switched back and forth to catch them I did happen to see Mr. Stevie Wonder present an award and make the statement of the year!
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Overweight and obese Americans regularly experience various forms of discrimination in many social settings and even at the workplace. For instance, on average, obese men and women earn $2 and $4 less per hour respectively at the workplace compared to non-obese workers. Sadly, a weight-based stigma can have a negative impact on a person’s health, self-esteem, and performance at work or school. This notwithstanding, 154.7 million Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight or obese. Fortunately, you can fight obesity and maintain a healthy BMI by doing the following:
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In all the areas of public media today, we hear of the Zika Virus and the threat that it has made in the world of today but especially for women who are pregnant. What exactly is this Zika Virus and why is there such concern worldwide?
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You spend so much time taking care of everyone around you… this February, Heart Awareness Month reminds you to take care of yourself, too. People with disabilities are at an increased risk for heart disease and with 735,000 people per year being diagnosed with this condition, it is clear that we have to be more proactive about the way we live and the way we eat. According to the Adventist University of Health Sciences Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, more people are passing away from heart disease than from all types of cancers combined. Most heart disease is entirely preventable with 34% of cases being avoidable by making these simple lifestyle changes:
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Make no mistake – students with learning disabilities may be smarter, a lot smarter, than their peers. Does Einstein ring a bell? This theoretical physicist and arguably the smartest man who ever lived was dyslexic. So were Thomas Edison and Leonardo da Vinci before him.
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The hassles and obligations of being an adult often make me wish that I was still a child growing up in my beautiful Puerto Rico. A wise educator once said: “It is not that men quit playing because they grow old but men grow old because they quit playing.” WOW – there is so much truth to that statement. It is not a coincidence that my favorite memories bring me back to a rural neighborhood of Puerto Rico: the streets, the school yard, and a nearby rundown basketball court with concrete floors, no nets, and rusty metal boards. In these places, I learned to play, to be active, to socialize, and to become a pretty good athlete. I like to tell people that I was a pretty good athlete since there is no way to refute my argument unless you do some extensive research. Let’s face it – nobody has time for that so just take my word for it.
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Each year the pressure is on to make a change regarding health in January. It seems easy to say you want a change. However, making the commitment and keeping it, is a totally different outcome. In speaking with other aquatic professionals, the one thing that rings true is MOVE. Move forward into that change, mentally and physically. Create in you, a self-commitment, even if it is just one thing in your life you have changed. Here are some easy changes you can MOVE into: