Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Ease the Pain

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February is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness month. RA can be diagnosed at any age. It is defined as a systemic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of our joints called the synovial membrane. It is classified as an autoimmune condition that is found in 5 or more joints and normally diagnosed within 6 months of symptom onset.

Posted by Windy Wills Feb 13, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A New Chapter Begins

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I have pursued my goal of walking without devices full-time for more than 8 years. I have had many transitions on my journey, but throughout these years, I have stayed at the same fitness facility.  On December 1, 2014, I started a new chapter when I began to work with a new training team.  The Movement Specialist and trainer with whom I worked successfully for more than five years moved on to another professional opportunity. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Options for Back Pain

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It is the most obvious fact that anyone struggling with a back pain for any course of time thinks that spine surgery is the one and only treatment option. But in fact, there are many different types of non-surgical treatments too that can help in reducing majority of the back problems. These non-surgical treatments are also referred as non-surgical or conservative therapies.

Posted by Bency George Jan 23, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Why are we celebrating?

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On the day we remember Dr. King, 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 still wait. These are the 57 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to have laws passed over 40 years ago to address issues such as basic fitness, recreation, and sport participation.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 19, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Tired of being tired?

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January is thyroid awareness month. Thyroid conditions are an issue that most people don’t realize they have; or in my case been dealing with the condition for 22 years. Fatigue is usually the first noticeable symptom and then a laundry list of others follows.

Posted by Windy Wills Jan 13, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

3 Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy When You Have Arthritis

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Staying fit and healthy can be a major accomplishment on its own. However, adding arthritis into the mix can make it seem like an impossible feat to accomplish. Fortunately, with the right exercise, natural herbs and incorporation of a healthy eating plan into your everyday regimen, you can enjoy a healthy, active and fit lifestyle.

Posted by Jade Rich Jan 08, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

To Celebrate or Not To Celebrate!

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There are many times on social media that I will see friends of mine post that “today was the day I had my accident” or “today I celebrate my 10th year as being a person with a disability.”   Now, I am all for celebrating! I just wonder if people are celebrating for the right reasons. Is the day of your accident a time to celebrate?

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 07, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercise tips for people with disabilities

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It’s important that people with disabilities lead a healthy active lifestyle and that having a disability should not exclude anyone from being active. As the saying goes the “only disability in life is bad attitude”, people with disabilities like to exercise just like anyone else. It’s sad to note that many communities emphasizes on physical exercise only for people without disabilities not providing any services or adaptions for people with disabilities and chronic illness. This is unfortunate since many people with disabilities are inactive and have a higher risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and other diseases that arise due to lack of physical fitness.

Posted by Ruby Andrew Jan 05, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 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

The Giggles

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Dr. Bloom and I recently debuted a scene from Macbeth at Spain Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. The Scottish play, as Macbeth is often referred to, is dark, and that’s putting it mildly. Macbeth murders the King of Scotland at the urging of his wife, she gets mad at him for not planting the daggers on the sleeping grooms, then she murders someone, and on it goes! They both descend into madness with hand washing fetishes.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Dec 19, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments