Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Stretching Safely: A Personal Perspective

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I would like to begin this blog by saying that I believe everyone can exercise, but exercise must be done in a safe manner to avoid injury.  The best way to do this is to listen to your body and if you feel that something is wrong, whether something is hurting or just does not  feel right, just back out of the exercise.

Posted by Ryan Nov 25, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for a Walk-Part 3

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The Framework of Co-Leadership-

My work and collaboration with James House has been successful due to a number of factors including:

Posted by Kerry Nov 24, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Microchip Will Allow Individuals with Paraplegia to Exercise Paralyzed Limbs

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Engineers have developed a microchip muscle simulator that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralyzed muscles.

Posted by Jennifer Green Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Just Sitting There Can Kill a Person!

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A new study has proposed a link between the amount of time a person spends sitting, and death. While most of us have heard that a lack of physical activity has been shown to contribute to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; we did not know that the discussion has ranged as far as linking simply sitting to early death.

Posted by Tanya Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Staying Active During the Winter Months

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Winter is fast approaching.  The days are getting shorter. I look outside at 5pm and wonder why it id dark?  During winter I often times find myself more tired and sluggish, as opposed to other times during the year when it is warm and there is more sunlight. Thus, since I feel tired and sluggish, it is easier for me to find excuses not to be active.

Posted by Ryan Nov 19, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Once People Get Inside, Is There Equipment They Can Use?

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I was browsing through some headlines today and noticed a theme I usually don’t see… There were several articles that discussed the inaccessibility of fitness equipment for people with disabilities and ways that things are starting to change (check out two articles here and here). This has become a fairly hot topic in the field of disability and physical activity over the past several years, but it is rare to see articles in the general media about it.

Posted by Carolyn Nov 19, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

The Holidays are Here

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It is November and the holiday season is officially here!  For many people the holidays are a joy filled time with family, friends and food – lots of food.  Between shopping at busy stores for gifts, taking the always-anticipated annual family photo, making yummy treats and traveling to visit relatives, people become consumed with the chaos of the season.  The result of chaos is loosing sight of what should be priority #1 – taking care of yourself!

Posted by Elizabeth Nov 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Body In Motion

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Many years ago Reebok ran a great commercial based on Newton’s Laws of motion.  The take away from that commercial was “A body in motion, stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest”.  I wonder if Newton knew that within his statement was the perfect exercise prescription!

Posted by Elizabeth Nov 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Why Such a Lack in Vigorous Activity Among Americans?

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I live in the city, and there isn’t much chance of me doing a technical mountain climb. But I do get out with my family on the bike trail along Lake Michigan almost every day. Every day there are hundreds of us out there running, walking, wheeling and moving in every way imaginable along the Chicago Parks and Recreation trail that runs 36 miles along the lakeshore.

Posted by Tanya Nov 09, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments