Posts Tagged 'disabilities'

Moving Beyond Stigma Through Participation in Sports

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In my professional roles, I read volumes of academic research every day about many aspects of life of people with disabilities.  As I comb through the 20 or 30 pages of various articles, I am searching for the concrete take-away points.   I recently read a number of research articles on the topic of stigma and people with disabilities; the articles left me with the following take-away point:

Posted by Kerry Jul 01, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Life’s “Little” Questions

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I firmly believe in taking stares and questions and turning them into a chance to educate others about disabilities and life with one.  At least once a day in public I get a quizzical stare and

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 27, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Best vitamins to ensure healthy growth as a young adult

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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 26, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Burnout for People with Disabilities in Athletics

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Burnout is a subject that has been widely researched in the Health, Sports, and Fitness disciplines. Recent studies show links between burnout and musculoskeletal diseases including chronic neck and back pain and osteoarthritis for women and cardiovascular disease in men.[i]

Posted by Kerry Jun 24, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

The future of diversity …

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I teach a sport sociology course at James Madison University (JMU), and in class the other day I posed this question: What will diversity in sport look like in 30 years?

Posted by Josh pate May 31, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Basic Principles of Adaptive Yoga

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Yoga may have been around for thousands of years, but an exciting new branch of yoga has emerged—adaptive yoga—thanks to adaptive yoga pioneer, Matt Sanford. Also known as wheelchair yoga, universal yoga, yoga for non-traditional students, yoga is here and it’s doing some amazing things for people with disabilities.

Posted by Chris Miller May 21, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Whitewater Rafting? Yes, You Can!

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It all depends on how you face the challenges of your disability. Life is an adventure and even with limited mobility you can create a rich, experiential life for yourself or someone in your family who has a disability. What if you knew that persons with visual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and hemiplegia could have a blast whitewater rafting all year long?

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Envy

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Often I struggle with jealousy of others’ abilities, especially the physical abilities that I lack.  It’s even harder for me when someone has a significant accident but then recovers, because I can’t recover.

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Apr 09, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

5 Effective Exercises For People With Limited Mobility

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People with limited mobility could get agitated and lethargic from sitting in a wheelchair for prolonged periods of time.

Posted by Chris Miller Mar 27, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Laughter

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I’ve always believed, like the saying says, that laughter is the best medicine. 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Mar 20, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments