Posts Tagged 'exercise'

CLUBS, get set to… SWEAT for a VET 2011 at your own SWEAT-a-thon Event!

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On behalf of Project VisAbility, Sport & Health Clubs, and diamond sponsor Myzone,
we would like to invite you to participate in the second annual SWEAT for a VET event
on Saturday, November 12th from 9:30AM – 12:30PM (EST) via LIVE video link!

Posted by Jennifer Green Sep 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

6 Great Exercises for People With Diabetes

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According to the American Diabetes Association, there are approximately 25 million children and adults who are diagnosed with diabetes. And just last year, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed. Diabetes is a serious disease, which requires daily monitoring, a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Aug 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Pittsburgh: A City of Champions and Melting Pot of Talent

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Summer is that time of the year that offers us the time to explore, travel, and reconnect with relatives and friends. As for Right Fit trainers and staff, it provided the time to discuss designing a piece of fitness equipment that will make strength and endurance exercises easier for our clients with physical and mental disabilities.

Posted by suzanne Jul 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Exercise

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Introduction to ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (pronounced: a-mi-oh-TROH-fik LAT-ur-ul skluh-ROH-sis) or ALS is a serious, degenerative nervous system disease that causes weakness, muscle atrophy, spasticity, and trouble breathing.  Early symptoms include muscle twitching, weakness in limbs, slurred speech and awkwardness. Most of the people who are affected by ALS first notice that they have started to trip or stumble, particularly if they have a “dropped foot” that no longer lifts when walking. Others notice that they have begun to have difficulty in buttoning a shirt or using a key to open a lock.  A small percentage of people have an onset in which difficulty in speaking clearly or swallowing are the first noticeable symptoms. Regardless of where the first symptoms initiate, the disease gradually spreads throughout the body.

Posted by Tanya Jul 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Taste of Chicago: A New Found Playground

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Who doesn’t love summer in Chicago? The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, concerts, museums and more!  Right Fit Sport Fitness Wellness received an invitation to perform fitness activities at this year’s Taste of Chicago. Twenty years ago my main focus was sampling lots of food from favorite restaurants and listening to all those great bands along the city’s beautiful lakefront.  This year, Right Fit agreed to organize and instruct family fitness sessions during the opening day of the 2011 Taste.  Trainers, Jennifer Day, Kim Mueller and I were launched into our first session “Every Body Can Dance” and it became easy to create an atmosphere full of fun and energy with selected upbeat music.  Right Fit’s tent and demonstration area soon became “the playground” and we challenged everyone to Get in Shape and show First Lady Michelle Obama that Chicago understands the importance of family fitness!  Next we played “Move Your Body” and immediately the children, parents, and grandparents were moving and enjoying each other on their new found playground.

Posted by suzanne Jul 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Who is out there exercising?

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Hardly anybody! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics only about 16% of teens and adults report that they participated in sports or physical activity on an average day. The number of people in the same age range that reported they watched TV on an average day? 80%

Posted by Tanya Jul 07, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Intending to Exercise

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We often hear that exercising would be good for us. We even agree that we should exercise more often. We plan to exercise. But studies show that even though most people know about the benefits of exercise, the intention to exercise is a very weak predictor of actually exercising.

Posted by Tanya Jun 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Power of Staying Connected

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Sometimes the most obvious and telling self-discoveries are the hardest to uncover. An observer may be witness to these character choices or flaws or what have you in great precision, yet you may have been unaware for years. For me, this very circumstance occurred this week, like a lightning bolt of shock and confusion: How had I become so disconnected from my own body?

Posted by Ryan McLean Jun 14, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part V: Lesson Learned

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Did I make the right decision by not going to the camp?

Posted by Jess May 27, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part III: The Ongoing Battle of Acceptance

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Up until that day I thought I had a good handle on my MS diagnosis. Up until today, I thought I’ve learned to accept it. I have not.

Posted by Jess May 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments