Posts Tagged 'disability'

Person of the year…..

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As we close out the end of the year, there are so many things to be happy with if you are a person with a disability. For the most part we did have success athletic year. However, there can be moments that have a small impact in our world as well as a large impact.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 29, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Inclusion Category?

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Over the past month I have been engaged in discussions on the importance of inclusion in sports for people with disabilities. As these discussions are going on I have listened to my contemporaries explain how we need push inclusion in sports for people with disabilities. This is something I am in totally agreement with.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 26, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Exercise? During the Holidays?

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As we are about embark upon our holiday fun and festivities let’s keep in mind that as much as we want to get away from what we typically do let’s not forget to do what we typically do when we are not on holiday break. That is exercise! WHAT!!!

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 22, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair – On a DIET!

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Yep, I said the forbidden four letter word… we don’t cuss in our household but that is getting pretty darn close! I have always thought diets were pointless. I mean I am an exercise physiologist… my philosophy is if I want to eat it than tomorrow I will just run a little farther. And that philosophy has gotten me through life wearing the same size jeans I wore in college well after my ten year reunion.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Dec 18, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments

The Link Between Epilepsy & Traumatic Brain Injury

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The effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary from individual to individual. One result of TBI that can manifest itself in different ways is epilepsy.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 08, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

How Your Contacts Can Protect Against UV Rays

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As you are probably well-aware, it’s a good idea to shield your eyes from the damaging effects of UV rays. What you may not know, however, is that UV exposure to the eyes is cumulative, according the the American Optometric Association. The solar radiation coming from UV rays is concentrated by the cornea, and the rays that get through the pupil tend to be absorbed by the lens of your eye. Over time, this UV radiation builds up and can cause issues with your eyes such as cataracts, photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye) or age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Dec 05, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Isn’t this Inclusion?

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I often fill this space with analogies and examples from the undergraduate sport sociology course that I teach at James Madison University. I do that because that educational setting is representative of the rate at which society is slowly—but surely—educating itself on disability matters as the disability rights movement unfolds before our very eyes.

Posted by Josh pate Dec 04, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD): Exploring Effective Strategies To Raise Awareness about People with Disabilities

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It is well documented that people with disabilities face barriers which hinder equal participation in several environments including school and work. One of the primary barriers people with disabilities commonly face in the context of inclusion and participation is negative attitudes from others based upon misconceptions and stereotypes about individuals with disabilities.  

Posted by Kerry Dec 03, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Remember the Guinness Commercial?

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Back on September 13, 2013, is when I first saw the Guinness commercial that featured a person with a disability playing wheelchair basketball with some of his friends without a disability. Almost immediately I knew this commercial was going to be talked about for a long time, as well as make me want to have a drink.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 02, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Diabetes and Exercise

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Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, exercise is an important part of your management and treatment program. Weight loss and weight management are the most common reasons people give for starting an exercise program. However, exercise has so many more benefits than how it may, or may not, affect body size – especially for diabetics.

To understand how exercise benefits diabetics, it’s important to understand what diabetes is and how it affects your body.

Posted by Nayab Sh Nov 26, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment