Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Don’t Let COPD Hold You Back!

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Do you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If so, any exercise can seem intimidating and challenging. Here’s the good news, though: moderate exercise can be good for your health and lung function, especially in the early stages of COPD.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Do You Know What Happens When You Sleep?

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Many people believe, as many doctors used to, that when we go to sleep our bodies go into a deep rest. However, in the last century scientists have gradually uncovered that this is far from accurate. Our bodies undergo many interesting processes that can only occur in the total darkness of sleep. Some of these are quite intense and not at all very “restful.” However, one thing is certain – sleep is vital to our health and overall well-being. Read on to learn the secrets of what happens when we sleep.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Jan 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Active Commuting for a Healthy Heart

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How do you get to where you’re going? Personally I like to use the car as little as possible. This might be because I am a poor graduate student who likes to save on gas, or because my car is a lease and I don’t want to put miles on it…but one of the best reasons to leave the car in the garage (or parking lot) is because active commuting is great for your health! Active commuting can decrease your risk for heart disease by more than 10% and also helps to manage your weight (Hamer and Chida, 2008).

Posted by Susan Silverman Dec 04, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

Smart Pause…

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For this editorial piece, I have put myself in the “sneakers” of the health and fitness professional.  In an age of smart-phones, tablets, I-pads, and ever emerging technology, there is possibly an unintended consequence for health and fitness professionals.  It is almost too easy to send off a quick email or text anytime, anywhere, sometimes at the literal and direct expense of the person we are trying to serve.

Posted by Kerry Dec 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Believe What You See

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As we finalize plans to attend the Medical Fitness Association Conference (MFA) in Orlando Florida and present Strength Conditioning for Individuals with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities”, I remember the first discussions our trainers and friends had about designing a piece of fitness equipment to make specific strength and cardio exercises easier to perform for clients with disabilities.

Posted by suzanne Dec 16, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

5 Reasons Why Exercise Can Help Depression

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While the many benefits of physical activity have long been praised, studies are just beginning to show that exercise can have a positive effect on those who suffer from depression. One notable study was performed by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Those with depression aged 18-70 were put through various 12-week exercise regimens. Almost 30% of all participants experienced full remission, while another 20% reported a significant improvement.

Posted by guest Oct 24, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Ever wonder why some people don’t want to get exercise?

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Not exercising leads to more lack of exercise!

Posted by Tanya Oct 20, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Tribute to the Ones that Make it Possible

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Everywhere you look you can find some remarkable or touching story regarding those individuals that struggle every day because of some type of a disability, disease, or addiction that has consumed their lives. The individual must be able to endure whatever obstacles are thrown at them, no matter how big or how hard it may be.

Posted by Jess Sep 28, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Researchers say that moderate exercise is the key to enhancing health

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For those of us who always think that “if one is good two are better, researchers have some good news.  The “more is better” folks can lay off the vigorous exercise and do more moderate exercise – and their health will improve.

Posted by Tanya Sep 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments