Posts Tagged 'exercise'

ACT2MOVE MOVE2ACT Injury, Empathy, and Healing

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Dr. Bloom and I are working on singing the song “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me Kate, the musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.  One of the goals of singing this song is to get Dr. Bloom’s hands all the way up to his head, as though he is brushing his hair, a play on the words “brush up.” 

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Sep 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 7 Comments

Summer Exercises

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For the last 2 months, I been in full swing in my off-season exercise plan. Thank God!  Since rugby season ended in April I always feel as if I

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 04, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Water Exercises That Are Great For People With Disabilities

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To me one of the greatest benefits of water for people with and without disabilities is being gravity free. Putting on a neck collar or getting in an inner tube and heading out to the deep end is a great way to lengthen the spine, especially for people who spend a lot of time sitting. Water exercises are particularly helpful for those that have decreased bone density or suffer from pain during normal movements of the body. Not only do water exercises provide

Posted by Chris Miller Sep 03, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Three Tricks for Reducing Back Pain

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A few aches and pains now and then are hardly unusual even for the healthiest of us, but more often than you’d think, these stiff muscles and sore backs can become more than just a minor annoyance. Up to 80% of people will experience chronic low back pain at some point in their life, and when there’s not a specific cause linked to it, this pain can be difficult to treat. Though surgeries and injections are often used as treatment, sometimes the best ways to relieve pain are the more natural, non-invasive ones.

Posted by Elena Watson Aug 22, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Summer Plans?

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Since the summer is in full swing I have been able to maintain my rugby playing weight. I have gained a couple of pounds but nothing to get too stressed about. The different workouts I have planned should knock the gained weight off or just keep in at a manageable number. When the rugby season ended

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 16, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Why I’m a Bad Role Model for Exercise Science

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I’m coming off a high-intensity workout kick. Over the past year or so, I significantly cut back on my distance running and instead filled my weeks with hill sprints, jumping rope, burpees, and high-resistance weight training. I began to like that feeling of my heart beating so hard I could feel it in my throat and being so out of breath I could see spots. Aside from that borderline psychotic high off self-induced pain, I really liked that I could get a stellar workout in 20 minutes and then

Posted by Katie Henley Aug 15, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Balance Tips for a Healthy Old Age

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Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life, and these days there seems to be more and more evidence that the best way to achieve this is by making small lifestyle changes while you’re still young. Staying away from fatty red meat, quitting smoking, always wearing sunscreen—these are the sort of healthy habits to start practicing now if you want to improve your longevity. But it turns out

Posted by Elena Watson Jul 31, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Great Exercise Programs for Seniors

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There is no age limit on staying fit. Numerous studies echo the benefits of regular exercise programs for seniors. The best exercise program is one that you will actually stick with, which eliminates “fad exercises” and overly ambitious goals. Before starting any exercise program

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jul 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What Next?

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Congratulations!  You are hot, sweaty, and accomplished after just completing one gratifying workout!  You pushed through, accomplished more than you set out to do, and now you feel

Posted by Julia Venable Jul 24, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Can exercise be social?

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I have a confession to make. I hate when people talk to me at the gym, or when I’m running, really when I’m doing any sort of high intensity exercise. I’m trying to work hard, I’m sweaty and smelly and I probably don’t have the extra oxygen to talk to you. In this situation

Posted by Susan Silverman Jul 18, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments