Posts Tagged 'exercise'

One Legged Wrestler Never to Give Up

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Anthony Robles from Mesa, Arizona was born with no right leg. He was given a prosthetic leg and at the age of 3 he removed the prosthetic leg and has never put one back on. When he was 12, he set a record at his local elementary school for the most push-ups completed by any member of the school. “I really don’t see missing my leg as a handicap. My parents raised me strong and they didn’t give me any special treatment.” He worked very hard to do different exercises to keep his body strong.

Posted by Jess May 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The challenge is always there. It’s up to you if you want to tackle it!

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It’s common; way too common. You ask someone to do something or you ask them why they didn’t do something & you constantly hear excuse after excuse for a person not being able to do something or even trying.

Posted by Jess Mar 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Man’s Best Friend-More Beneficial than you Think

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An article was just released this week about a study at  Michigan State University about how individuals that walked their dog were 34 percent more likely to reach the federal physical activity benchmarks.

Posted by Jess Mar 16, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 3: Ready! Set! Go!

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Enthusiasm and positivity can often be contagious.  It may be surprising in all that you can accomplish with a child by taking a routine activity and adding in some passion and zest.  Rather than commanding a child to run around a track, or take a rather random jog back and forth …add in this key component: “Ready! Set! GOOOOOO!!! “ and begin in a shorter distance such as a twenty yard dash.

Posted by suzanne Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

Beating Multiple Sclerosis before it Beats You

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Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to be diagnosed with at a young age. You don’t know when it will take its full toll on you, if ever. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago at the age of 22. Even till this day, not a lot of people know I have the disease. I have relapsing remitting, so I rarely show signs of the condition, and when I do have symptoms I try to keep them to myself and hide them the best that I can. It isn’t that I’m insecure of having the condition; it’s that I don’t want anyone to have pity on me or treat me any different than before.

Posted by Jess Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability 8 Comments

Another Way that Exercise Benefits Children

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A study done on 171 school children aged 7 to 11, who were overweight showed that increasing their exercise also increased their math skills.

Posted by Tanya Mar 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 2: Hoop Parade

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Ever find yourself running in circles playing a game of chase with your child?  Except the game of chase seems to be giving YOU more exercise than your son or daughter…the ones who’s fitness your trying to improve? Or are you the parent whose child’s feet are planted in the ground and you can’t get he or she from the spot they have found sedentary content?

Posted by suzanne Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized No Comments

Emphasize the PLAY in Physical Activity Exercise 1: Raise the Bar

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“Raise the Bar! You’re a Star!” I say as I place my hands over top the hands of a child recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum that is participating in his first fitness class. I look in his eyes, provide praise, and together we lift a stick up to full extension in the air.

Posted by suzanne Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Water Exercise and Arthritis

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If you have had a diagnosis of Arthritis for some time, you may have been told that exercise will damage your joints. That information would be enough to scare a person into sitting quite still, especially since moving hurts.

Posted by Tanya Feb 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Should I Exercise Outdoors? And Can I?

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A systematic review recently published in Environmental Science and Technology looked at existing studies and reported that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from exercising in the natural environment when compared to indoor exercise. The comparison showed that exercising in natural environments was associated with various mental well-being outcomes such as greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement as well as with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression. Participants also reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and stated that they were more likely to repeat the activity later.

Posted by Blythe Feb 16, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized No Comments