Posts Tagged 'health'

How You Can Encourage Your Child To Be Active

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Just recently, I noticed kids are not into games that actually make them go out and spread a leg or run or do something that can count as physical activity. Ask any parent about what games do their kids love to play and you’ll get a list of PlayStation games or the games they download on their phones. Only a slight percentage of children these days, are actually a part of something which can be counted as physical activity. Although being physically active is essential for children in order to stimulate their growth in a healthy manner.

Posted by Zyana Morris Mar 02, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Staying Positive Through Your Journeys

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In previous blog posts, I’ve mentioned where I first developed my love for nutrition and people with disabilities. Typically when I blog, I write an educational piece about portion sizes, certain nutrients, and other nutrition tips; however, I think it is also neat learning about people’s journeys — the good and the bad parts along the way. Sometimes, it takes me a while to realize my own personal successes because I am the type of person who wants to praise someone else for their achievements and experiences first. Needless to say, looking back on my own journey so far has truly been a blessing to me and has landed me where I am today — working with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, & Disability. I’ve been extremely fortunate with some incredible opportunities.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Feb 24, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

4 Tips to Fight Obesity

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Overweight and obese Americans regularly experience various forms of discrimination in many social settings and even at the workplace. For instance, on average, obese men and women earn $2 and $4 less per hour respectively at the workplace compared to non-obese workers. Sadly, a weight-based stigma can have a negative impact on a person’s health, self-esteem, and performance at work or school. This notwithstanding, 154.7 million Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight or obese. Fortunately, you can fight obesity and maintain a healthy BMI by doing the following:

Posted by Audrey Willis Feb 17, 2016 Posted in Obesity 2 Comments

5 Ways Increase Motivation in Your Workouts

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Becoming motivated to get into shape can be very challenging.  However, it can be done if you are willing to make some changes in your life.  All you have to do is find the right motivation.  Each person is different so what motivates one person may not motivate another person.  Consider trying a few of the following tips in order to find the motivation that you need to get into shape, and stay that way.

Posted by John Lewis Feb 15, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

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In all the areas of public media today, we hear of the Zika Virus and the threat that it has made in the world of today but especially for women who are pregnant. What exactly is this Zika Virus and why is there such concern worldwide?

Posted by Meighan Sembrano Feb 10, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Another Winning Play for Alabama Sports

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As we are in the middle of winter, a behind the scenes event has happened that needs to have some attention. No, it is not Super Bowl 50, halftime shows or any other sporting event. However, it does have something to do with sports in Alabama. Now, I know some of you have heard about the football team, but something even more important has happened.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 09, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

American Heart Month And Preventative Care

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You spend so much time taking care of everyone around you… this February, Heart Awareness Month reminds you to take care of yourself, too. People with disabilities are at an increased risk for heart disease and with 735,000 people per year being diagnosed with this condition, it is clear that we have to be more proactive about the way we live and the way we eat. According to the Adventist University of Health Sciences Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, more people are passing away from heart disease than from all types of cancers combined.  Most heart disease is entirely preventable with 34% of cases being avoidable by making these simple lifestyle changes:

Posted by Audrey Willis Feb 05, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

2016 Global School Play Day

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The hassles and obligations of being an adult often make me wish that I was still a child growing up in my beautiful Puerto Rico. A wise educator once said:  “It is not that men quit playing because they grow old but men grow old because they quit playing.” WOW – there is so much truth to that statement. It is not a coincidence that my favorite memories bring me back to a rural neighborhood of Puerto Rico: the streets, the school yard, and a nearby rundown basketball court with concrete floors, no nets, and rusty metal boards. In these places, I learned to play, to be active, to socialize, and to become a pretty good athlete. I like to tell people that I was a pretty good athlete since there is no way to refute my argument unless you do some extensive research. Let’s face it – nobody has time for that so just take my word for it.

Posted by Alex Martinez Feb 01, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Resolution to a Healthy Change

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Each year the pressure is on to make a change regarding health in January.  It seems easy to say you want a change.  However, making the commitment and keeping it, is a totally different outcome.  In speaking with other aquatic professionals, the one thing that rings true is MOVE.  Move forward into that change, mentally and physically.  Create in you, a self-commitment, even if it is just one thing in your life you have changed.  Here are some easy changes you can MOVE into:

Posted by Windy Wills Jan 27, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

5 tips to minimize obesity

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Obesity is one of the most common problems in disabled persons. It has been seen that people with disabilities are more prone to obesity. Because they spend most of their time on wheel chairs, they get fewer opportunities to move themselves more like normal people. Due to this reason, they rapidly gain weight and consequently, experience excess weight-related health issues.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 22, 2016 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment