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Weight Management, Exercises and Diet for People who use Wheelchairs

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You don’t need to feel that your disability will keep you stuck with excess weight because even as a person with a disability there are many ways you can remain active and manage. The key to activity and weight loss lies in a healthy diet and exercises which concentrate on the abilities that you have rather than focusing on your limitations.

Posted by Zyana Morris Jul 11, 2017 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Improving the Symptoms of Diabetes With Exercise

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For the more than 29 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, one of the most sobering aspects they come to grips with is the significant lifestyle changes they need to make. Staying healthy and managing their condition means not only changing their diets and watching what they eat more carefully, but also doing what they can to be more active. Medication has become more sophisticated over the years, but the best way to manage Type 2 diabetes remains living a healthier lifestyle with proper diet and exercise at its core. For those who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, proper diet and exercise isn’t just a good idea — it’s critical for avoiding serious health issues later in life. However, the idea of changing the way they live can be daunting to many people.

Posted by Nicole Sweiss Jul 05, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Super Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

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Most people exercise because they want to be perfect. Nobody can be perfect, but you can get closer to perfection by taking care of your brain as much as you take care of your body. After all, it is your brain that controls your body and your whole life. Here are super tips on how to improve the health of your brain.

Posted by Brenan Quirante Jun 30, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

What Can We Do to Help Senior Citizens Through Drug Abuse and Addiction?

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Substance abuse is a problem that has severely plagued humanity’s last 100 years. It’s something that can affect both teens and seniors alike, and according to common knowledge on the matters of drug use, abuse, and addiction, there’s only one thing to blame: the drugs themselves. Human biology is simply too weak to fully resist the chemical hooks that latch onto brain and body, leaving a trail of addicts that need to be policed, jailed, or rehabilitated through some other means. But are the drugs themselves really to blame?

Posted by Rienzi Mosqueda Jun 02, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Active with Animals: How a Four-Legged Friend Can Get You Out and About

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Domestication occurred around 10,000 years ago, and animals have been at our side ever since. The empathy, support, and love displayed by species like dogs or cats can help to support people through many different challenges and issues, including helping in disaster search and rescue, and sniffing out anything from drugs to cancer tumors. Service animals providing support and help for everyday tasks – such as for people with sight or hearing problems – are well known, but they can help in many other ways too: not just for the daily necessities, but for getting out and getting active.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 23, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

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

What’s Your Goal?

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Think of a goal you would like to accomplish – is it that you would like to lose 5lbs? (or 50?) Would you like to lower your cholesterol by 30 points? How about complete a 10k?

Working towards something helps you stay on track, and seeing the success of intermediate milestones also motivates you to keep up the good work. Everyone has days when they just don’t want to work out, and there will always be days when turning down dessert seems impossible, but if you see these as road blocks getting in the way of where you want to go, then you’ll have fewer days like this.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Mar 16, 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

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

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