Monday April 6th is the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of sports world-wide.
This month we take a few moments to recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. As with other disabilities, there are many misconceptions out there about having this disability. In this post, I’m going to try and dispel a few of them. While it might be a shock, or even a bit upsetting for a parent to find out their child has been diagnosed with this disability, it shouldn’t be seen as “the end of the world.”Believe it or not, there are many people with CP who live successful and fulfilling lives, despite their limitations. Early intervention is the best first step in the right direction. Different interventions can benefit the person through their early years, into adulthood and beyond. There are many adults who are doctors, parents and even movie stars that live with Cerebral Palsy.
As the month of March is winding down and National Nutrition Month is coming to a close, let us look at ways that we can “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” for months to come. The focus of the month was to consume less calories, make educated food decisions, and make exercise a regular part of your life. Did you make changes towards leading a healthier lifestyle in March?
Blood clots stand out as one of the most dangerous health risks of all time. Despite the danger, however, many people mistakenly believe that blood clots could never happen to them. To counter this disbelief and to make more people aware of this condition, March has been designated as Blood Clot Awareness Month. The public awareness campaign held during this month could save your life or that of a loved one. Why Blood Clot Awareness Month?
This past week a controversy was raised in regards to Ian Silverman being classed out of Paralympic swimming by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Many questions have been raised about how this could happen? How terrible? What now? What must not be forgotten is the important role that classification plays in all Paralympic sports, especially swimming.
When you think of March, it usually involves leprechauns, college basketball, and spring. It is also National Nutrition Month, a yearly campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The goal is to encourage everyone to create eating and physical activity plans that focus on consuming fewer calories, making educated food choices, and getting exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of disease, and promote overall health. The goal is to create a plan for life.
World Glaucoma Week is March 8 to the 14. This is a joint initiative of both the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA) and World Glaucoma Association (WGA) in hopes of raising awareness toward glaucoma. It’s also a time to spread awareness on how it can affect you and your eyesight.
Stress management workshops, gym membership reimbursement, support groups and flu shot clinics are popular examples of workplace wellness programs. Wondering if your employer offers this type of program? There is a good chance it does — more than 90 percent of large employers and 73 percent of small employers offer this employee perk.