Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Physical Activity during the summer

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In my 35 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find the time, activities or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 56 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 11, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercise is Important for All

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One should never compromise on their mental, physical and emotional well-being.  A regular workout routine can keep your body in its best shape, and the importance of this cannot be stated enough. However, as you go searching about exercises or workouts all you get is a bulk of magazines, websites, and fitness programs all solely dedicated to serve people without any special needs. People who have disabilities are somehow excluded when fitness experts make workout plans. But that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in a regular workout routine.  Even people who are wheelchair or prosthetic users can definitely go for a walk and can similarly make their bodies habitual to a healthy work out with physical exertion, it can work wonders in improving your physical and mental vitality.

Posted by Zyana Morris May 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

12 Safety Tips for Seniors

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Summertime is the time where you can fun around and relax yourselves. Even the schools and colleges remain closed during summertime. But, for the elder person, it can be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. Let’s take a quick sneak peek into the safety tips for the elderly during summertime.

Posted by Todd Kosher May 27, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Living the Dream!

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April 15-19 saw the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY as the host to the largest wheelchair basketball competition in the sports illustrious history. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was represented by nearly 70 teams across 5 different divisions in what was some of the most fantastic athletic competition around. Some twelve courts were laid down in the expo center with wheelchair hoops going on for nearly 4 days in what seemed like around the clock action. Vendors, fans, and athletes alike all showed up full of energy for what turned out to be a fantastic event.

Posted by Jeremy Campbell May 04, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

JMU hosts Ability Olympics

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On April 17-18, we hosted an event at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, that we call Ability Olympics with the mission of showing how everyone can be an athlete. I work with Dr. Tom Moran on this event (he does weekly programming for youth with disabilities to stay physically active), and our goal has been simple: provide sport opportunities to people with disabilities because we did not have those opportunities growing up.

Posted by Josh pate Apr 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Adaptive Tennis Anyone?

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When we think of adaptive sports, also known as sports for people with disabilities, we usually think of wheelchair basketball, which not only has an international following, it’s also a Paralympic sport. However, basketball is not the only adaptive sport out there; there is also wheelchair rugby, Goalball for the visually impaired, cycling, and tennis, all of which are also Paralympic events.

Posted by Nayab Sh Apr 28, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Fitness Leaders

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In a recent USA Today article the US surgeon general states that he will soon make a call to action for people to be walking. This of course includes all people even those with limb loss. More importantly all people with disabilities.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 24, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Still Marching Forward

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Navy veteran Larry Belfer has compromised, but never conceded to the rare but aggressive cancer that has changed his life dramatically.

Posted by Tim Povtak Apr 09, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle II

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As the month of March is winding down and National Nutrition Month is coming to a close, let us look at ways that we can “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” for months to come. The focus of the month was to consume less calories, make educated food decisions, and make exercise a regular part of your life. Did you make changes towards leading a healthier lifestyle in March?  

Posted by Kris Gratias Mar 31, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Spasticity and Warm Water

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The benefits of warm water movement with individuals dealing with spasticity are immeasurable.

Posted by Windy Wills Mar 27, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments