Back in October of 2014, NCHPAD, along with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition launched an initiative to make a commitment to inclusion. Since that time this initiative has grown even stronger.
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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?
I have pursued my goal of walking without devices full-time for more than 8 years. I have had many transitions on my journey, but throughout these years, I have stayed at the same fitness facility. On December 1, 2014, I started a new chapter when I began to work with a new training team. The Movement Specialist and trainer with whom I worked successfully for more than five years moved on to another professional opportunity.
Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.
From its inception, America has been fueled by honor and self-sacrifice. A nation of brave idealists with an unquenchable thirst for freedom, and more importantly, the resolute willingness to fight for a better tomorrow. No matter which side of the political spectrum you land on, it’s hard to feel anything other than respect for those risking it all to ensure the embers of liberty burn bright. Nonetheless, respect alone doesn’t pay the bills.
Dr. Bloom and I recently debuted a scene from Macbeth at Spain Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. The Scottish play, as Macbeth is often referred to, is dark, and that’s putting it mildly. Macbeth murders the King of Scotland at the urging of his wife, she gets mad at him for not planting the daggers on the sleeping grooms, then she murders someone, and on it goes! They both descend into madness with hand washing fetishes.
In our world of competitive sports, it is so easy to love the big names LeBron, Serena, Jeter, Peyton, Messi, and Crosby. They bring so much joy, sadness, wonder and triumph into our lives. In the ever increasing world of wheelchair sports there are some big names that the spotlight shines on as well.
“My name is Bob Lujano. I am very blessed person because I am employed and compete as an athlete in wheelchair rugby.” This was my introduction as I was on a panel to discuss the role of media and how it portrays athletes with a disability. In regards to this topic there are so many roads that this discussion can follow. I know that sitting at a table and trying to map this out can be difficult. I will try to guides us on a short and narrow road.
With the summer slowly falling into oblivion in which there are three months left in 2014 (where has the time gone), typically we leave our summer routine and develop another set for the fall. Unfortunately, there is a difference.
In recent articles, I have tried to examine what distinctive qualities make a person an effective Teacher, Mentor, and Leader in their field. My Movement Specialist and Lynda, my newest Mentor and Teacher, have a series of qualities that make me stop, pay attention, and engage. I define engagement as “initiating purposeful action”; [i] where a Mentee demonstrates effort, attention, determination, and persistence in response to prompting to learn and perform assigned tasks.” [ii]