Posts Tagged 'awareness'

American Heart Month And Preventative Care

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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:

Posted by Audrey Willis Feb 05, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

10 After School Activities for Students with Learning Difficulties

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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.

Posted by Sandra John Feb 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

2016 Global School Play Day

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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.

Posted by Alex Martinez Feb 01, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Resolution to a Healthy Change

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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:

Posted by Windy Wills Jan 27, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

How to Face Drug Testing While on Cold Medications

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It’s no wonder drug testing is so commonplace these days that most people don’t think twice about taking them, believing that there is nothing to worry about. What a lot of people don’t realize, though, is that any cold medications they may be taking could actually affect a drug test.

This is true for two reasons.

Posted by John Lewis Jan 25, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

5 tips to minimize obesity

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Obesity is one of the most common problems in disabled persons. It has been seen that people with disabilities are more prone to obesity. Because they spend most of their time on wheel chairs, they get fewer opportunities to move themselves more like normal people. Due to this reason, they rapidly gain weight and consequently, experience excess weight-related health issues.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 22, 2016 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Leafy Greens to Prevent Glaucoma

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We all know that leafy greens are good for your diet, but their value has just been reinforced by a study that found a measurable decrease in glaucoma rates among those who ate a lot of them.(1) Today, we’re going to explore the impact of this finding – and, more importantly, how it can help you.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Jan 20, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Slow Change

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As we celebrate 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 are waiting for this act to benefit them. These are the 56 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to participate in a mainstream society. However, because of the 64 act, steps have been made to address this issue.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 18, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Mind, Body, and Soul =Weight Loss

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Managing your weight can be a difficult goal to obtain and keep. From counting calories to the numerous diets available to knowing which gym facility to join or what exercises to do, the options can be overwhelming for someone that just wants to get started. It is even more challenging for someone with a special medical need. You add a whole new layer of obstacles on top of what we already mentioned. Don’t be discouraged before you start, or even after you start, for that matter. Weight management is a long and hard journey that requires your soul, mind, and body but it will change your life. Before we start I advise you consult your physician concerning changes in your lifestyle that affect your meals and physical activity. Now, let’s begin!

Posted by Alfred Chavira Jan 06, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

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Folic acid, also known as folate, is a water soluble B-vitamin that your body needs to function properly. One of its main purposes from an adequate intake is to prevent birth defects, which can result with cranial, spinal, and other physical disabilities. Folic acid forms new blood cells in the body and is responsible for DNA synthesis.  Folic acid awareness week is this week, January 3rd-9th, and here is your quick snippet on what you need to know about this vitamin.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Jan 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments