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5 Common Water Borne Diseases That Are Preventable

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Water is as essential for human existence as oxygen is. In fact, it is impossible to imagine survival without water. You need it for every daily activity as well as maintaining good health. At the same time, it is important to realize that drinking water has to be pure and clean to be fit for human consumption. It is most likely to make you sick if infected with contaminants. There are several water-borne diseases which can be caused by the presence of harmful microorganisms in drinking water. While some of them are not serious, others can be life-threatening. However, most of these diseases are preventable and drinking clean water is the best precautionary measure you can take. Drinking boiled or bottled water is a good idea. But if you are looking for a convenient and sure way to get clean drinking water every day, the utility of a kitchen filter is unmatched.

Posted by Granner Smith Feb 21, 2017 Posted in Disability, 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

Isometric Strength Training

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According to American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is an essential element of a well-rounded workout routine. Some benefits include: prevent osteoporosis, decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and help to control weight.

Posted by Henrik Nielsen Feb 06, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Should You Do More Weights or Cardio Workouts?

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When it comes to exercising with a disability, what is more important, endurance or strength training? The short answer is: both. Strengthening refers to increasing muscular power and mass, which also improves the body’s metabolism. We need strength to perform our daily activities.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Feb 01, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

How to Keep Your New Year Fitness Resolutions

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It’s the oldest cliché in the book: resolving to get fit for the New Year. So many people try and fail to keep a consistent schedule, but by February or March, they’re feeling discouraged and not even making an effort. That doesn’t have to be the story! Resolving to get fit in 2017 is a great goal, and you CAN succeed. It will take hard work and perseverance, but by the time 2018 rolls around, you’ll feel great—healthy, fit, and proud of your accomplishment. Here’s how to make that fitness resolution stick, even when the going gets tough.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jan 20, 2017 Posted in Obesity No Comments

10 Home Remedies Mistakes Many People Make and Do Not Release It

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For many, when everything else fails, they turn to home remedies. Trouble sets in when they don’t really know what they’re doing simply because they haven’t tried herbs or extracts before. That’s when most mistakes in taking garden and kitchen ingredients. Sometimes, the processes and results are absurd. At times, the results aggravate the situation, risky and life-threatening.

Posted by Jazz Pollard Jan 18, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Five Cool Tips for Super -Efficient Weight Loss and Management

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People looking for weight loss techniques are raving about the wonders different diets and exercises are capable of achieving. We all live in a society where it has become a fad to look skinny, and everyone wants to shed all those pounds and flab in the blink of an eye. However, there’s no easy and fast way to do it. It is not always necessary to cause yourself much agony with all those forceful gym visits and not recommended to starve your body of food. Weight loss is over-hyped. Losing excessive weight needn’t be a complex, distressing, and depriving experience. Accomplishing a healthy body and a good weight management routine is achieved by following the simple pointers with minimal efforts listed below:

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 03, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Most Nutritious Smoothies to Gulp Down This Week

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The body needs to be cleansed, taken care of, and made stronger. A nutritious smoothie made from fruits and vegetable can help you achieve all your health targets. Do keep in mind to opt for Greek yogurt as your choice of base for smoothies as it is a naturally occurring probiotic that will help your body in many ways. Probiotics improve digestion, reduces cold and flu, strengthen the immune system, produces more energy within the body, and heals inflammatory bowel disease.

Posted by Rachel Oliver Dec 21, 2016 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Strengthening for Shoulders

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Now that you understand a common cause of shoulder pain, and you have made some changes to your activities, you can start incorporating exercises to correct the strength imbalances. Specifically, you have to work the back muscles that don’t get enough exercise throughout daily activities that are using all of the pushing muscles. Strengthening these muscles will help keep the shoulder blade in its optimal position. Try doing the following shoulder exercises without resistance — it’s the best way to start incorporating them. Gradually increase resistance and repetitions as the pain decreases and the muscles get stronger. Start exercises in the least painful range. Ideally, you want to work in a pain-free range, but this may not be possible. Consider seeing your physical therapist to help guide you in performance and progression of these exercises.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Dec 19, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Addressing Shoulder Pain (part II)

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We discussed the causes of shoulder pain, now let’s look at how to make some changes to prevent it or improve it. When you use your arms to move yourself, resting the area, while ideal, is rarely possible. But here are some suggestions to modify your daily activities in order to decrease the stress you put on the shoulder joint.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Dec 12, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment