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Eating Out Too Much? 4 Tips for Cutting Back

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If you find yourself getting home from work late several nights a week, the last thing you probably feel like doing is cooking a meal from scratch. It’s so much easier to order delivery, grab takeout on the way home, or gather up the family and head to your favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, if this becomes a habit instead of an occasional indulgence, you may see your wallet shrinking—and your waistline expanding. Eating out is very expensive, and restaurant meals are often served in overly large portions and contain high levels of salt, fat, and sugar. So how can you cut back if your habit is getting out of control? Here are 4 tips for eating well at home.

Posted by Audrey Willis May 24, 2017 Posted in Obesity No Comments

2017 Angel City Games

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In three short years, the annual Angel City Games have become Southern California’s premiere adaptive sports event, featuring a 4 day festival of clinics, competition, activities and celebration of Paralympic sport. The 2017 edition features five adaptive sports – Swimming, Archery, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis – and will be held 6/22-25 on the campus of UCLA. Competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, and results can qualify youth athletes for the National Junior Disability Championships.

Posted by Howard Brodwin May 22, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and it’s a great time to shed some light on some of the shortcomings of the sports community, both in who is welcomed and how participants are treated. Below are some ways to highlight pertinent accessibility issues in your local sports and fitness community.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland May 10, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How Useful is Remote Diagnostics For Healthcare Industry

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Remote Diagnostics is a healthcare technology which allows the healthcare practitioners to identify the nature of illnesses or any other problems outside the conventional healthcare settings such as at home or in the work place by use of such ingenious apparatus as telehealth response watch, RPM sensors, general examination camera and appropriate interactive software for the analysis and presentation of the captured data.

Posted by Shiva India Apr 10, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Hip Hip Hooray: How Exercise Can Keep Your Hips Healthy

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Whether you want to recover from a fractured hip as quickly and effectively as possible, or you want to avoid breaking it in the first place, then get moving! Staying physically active can massively reduce the risk of breaking a hip, and can be a huge help to the rehabilitation process if you do have the bad luck to get a hip fracture.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 31, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Coping with Medication Side Effects

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Prescription drugs can have almost miraculous results. One day, you’re in immense pain or discomfort, and the next you’re living your life normally—all thanks to the power of a little pill, liquid, or cream. Unfortunately, medications aren’t completely without drawbacks, and everyone knows that the side effects of some prescriptions can be almost as bad as the conditions they treat!

Posted by Audrey Willis Mar 30, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Building Up Fitness: It’s Mostly Mental

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Have you ever wondered how top athletes do it? How they manage to just keep going, running that last mile, pushing past the person ahead of them to take the lead? While it’s true they’ve spent years toning their bodies to be the best they can be, that’s not the only thing that sets them apart and allows them to perform amazing feats of athleticism. The mental component of exercise is an enormous challenge for many people, whether they’re just starting to get fit or pushing themselves to the next level of competition. The greatest athletes have been shown to have exceptionally high levels of mental toughness to help them push beyond their rivals and win the competition. They train both their minds and their bodies in order to succeed. For the rest of us, developing more mental toughness could be the key to building up and maintaining fitness. But why?

Posted by Sarah Daren Mar 20, 2017 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Encouraging Physical Activity In Young Children

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Being active has many benefits besides having a good level of fitness; fitness alone is a very big factor to have. Being physically active leads to the development of cognitive skills among children, in simple words, they become better at their lessons. And the more children engage in competitive sports, the faster they pick up life skills related to teamwork, leadership and being competitive.  However, children need to be encouraged by their parents and guardians to engage in physical activity, especially in this day and age where there are so many options for entertainment indoors, unlike 20 years ago. And more importantly, it needs to be shown to children that being active is not a chore but actually, quite a fun way to kill time and be fitter at the same time.

Posted by Zyana Morris Mar 17, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Better Nutrition for Seniors – Tailor Your Diet to Your Age

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We’re an ever-ageing population and as we live longer, better advances in drug treatments and knowledge of how to better treat life-threatening illnesses means that we’re all living longer. For some, dietary choices made in early life are catching up with them and as a result many are having to adopt healthy eating regimes to counteract the damage they have done to themselves.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 05, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

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Last week I spent two days with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for an orientation as part of their new advisory panel. I am excited to serve as a bridge between NCHPAD’s work and the broader healthy out-of-school time movement. You might remember two of our past blog articles that included NCHPAD resources, 3 Steps to Including Kids with a Disability and Tips and Resources for Inclusive Physical Activity.

Healthy afterschool environments should be inclusive afterschool environments, right?

The National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity specifically encourage programs to train staff to “adapt physical activity opportunities to include children and youth at all levels of athletic availability and those with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.”

Posted by Daniel Hatcher Feb 08, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments