Posts Tagged 'fitness'

5 Practical Tips To Boost Your Workout Motivation

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In my last post, I covered how a person with a disability can benefit from weightlifting, along with offering some actionable tips to get into the gym and start working out. As a bodybuilder, the things that motivate me will be wildly different from the things that motivate a casual gym goer, a long distance runner or someone just looking to improve general health. Unfortunately, I do struggle with my motivation to keep working out.  

Posted by Adam Foster Aug 13, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

5 Reasons Aquatic Fitness Is Like No Other

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If you think the pool is just for swimming, think again. Aquatic exercise is taking the fitness world by storm. People of all fitness levels are discovering that this fun, challenging workout offers so many benefits, it’s not just for seniors anymore.

Posted by Bency George Aug 08, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Seeds and Chariots

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On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I entered my friend Lynda’s virtual forum on Spirituality. I had met Lynda during a time when I was seized by doubt and fear about the pursuit of my goals to walk without assistive devices.

Posted by Kerry Jul 28, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Unified Sports: Building Teamwork Between Students of all Ability Levels

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Students with special needs often feel ostracized in their schools, despite efforts to integrate them into the least restrictive environment. General Education (ed.) students sometimes don’t know how to interact with their peers with disabilities. They might ignore special ed. students, act overeager to help them or, in the worst scenarios, bully them.

Posted by Chris Meloni Jul 25, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Exercise . . . no thank you?

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Exercise has the potential to prevent chronic disease, improve the health of someone with a chronic disease and help reduce the risk of additional chronic diseases. Regrettably, we know that 47 percent of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity don’t do so.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Jul 24, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Couch potato – NO MORE!

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Having a hard time motivating yourself to work out? I do all the time! I always find a barrier to exercising. My excuses range from; the gym is out of my way, I have no energy, I don’t have enough time… and the list could go on and on. Some days my head will come up with any lie to avoid working out. BUT there is a solution, that’s right- we can fix this!

Posted by Mica Drigger Jul 23, 2014 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Fear of Failure and Qualities of Mentoring

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I recently wrote about a challenge I experienced from a presentation I was trying to prepare for. I was frozen by a sense of fear, panic, and alarm. Typically I can set these negative emotions aside and proceed with what I need to do. In this one moment, I struggled.

Posted by Kerry Jul 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

General Nutrition And Diet Tips For Swimmers with Disabilities

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My last blog post discussed the plethora of benefits that swimming can have for people with physical and Intellectual disabilities. Indeed, the pool is particularly a popular haven during the summer. Many swimmers are seeking to go on to become fine swimmers at club, district, and national levels. One of the best ways of improving performance and excelling is to stick to an appropriate nutrition plan.

Posted by Henry Croft Jul 17, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

5 Reasons to Get Off the Couch and Get in Shape

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With all the quick and easy weight loss fixes on the market today, it’s easy to get caught up in guaranteed results without changing your daily habits. However, as less than 20 percent of adults currently meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic physical and muscle-strengthening activity, it is increasingly important to hit the gym and get in shape, the ol’ fashioned way. Don’t be another statistic, here are five more reasons to ditch the break room donuts and hit the gym.

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Jul 15, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

7 Ways to Take Care of Your Body

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Maintaining your health is never easy, irrespective of whether or not you have the time to work out or follow a special diet. Making time for taking care of your body is essential for those leading an active lifestyle. But despite being fully aware of the benefits of doing so, this is one aspect that we conveniently push out of our busy schedules to make time for other things.

Posted by Ruby Shay Jul 11, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments