Posts Tagged 'health'

The Power of Positive Thinking

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Out of all the parts of the human body, the brain is undeniably the most mysterious and complex. Recently, more and more studies have emerged revealing the vast power the brain has to influence the body with even the simplest concepts. In fact, current research has shown how positive thinking in itself can have a significant effect in healing and longevity. Especially for sufferers of traumatic brain injuries, positive thinking is key, along with the help of therapeutic resources. These could include informative articles and support groups, such as the ones found through TryMunity, a resourceful virtual network of compassionate individuals who have all been affected by traumatic brain injury in one way or another.

But why exactly is positive thinking so powerful?

Posted by Shelly Duell Aug 21, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Summer Plans?

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Since the summer is in full swing I have been able to maintain my rugby playing weight. I have gained a couple of pounds but nothing to get too stressed about. The different workouts I have planned should knock the gained weight off or just keep in at a manageable number. When the rugby season ended

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 16, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Why I’m a Bad Role Model for Exercise Science

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I’m coming off a high-intensity workout kick. Over the past year or so, I significantly cut back on my distance running and instead filled my weeks with hill sprints, jumping rope, burpees, and high-resistance weight training. I began to like that feeling of my heart beating so hard I could feel it in my throat and being so out of breath I could see spots. Aside from that borderline psychotic high off self-induced pain, I really liked that I could get a stellar workout in 20 minutes and then

Posted by Katie Henley Aug 15, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Five Ways to Improve Your Health This Summer

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As we get older, making good health a top priority becomes more and more important. Of course it’s always smart to exercise and eat a balanced diet, but for seniors these lifestyle changes can be major factors in happiness, quality, and length of life! With summer here, it’s never been easier to live the healthy and active life that will help you feel happy and independent.

Posted by Elena Watson Aug 13, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Scary Kind of Workout

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So, what is your favorite type of activity during the summer? I bet many of you think of the beach, the amusement park, and the great outdoors. All great activities to get you moving. However, there is one that many people have no idea can provide some benefit from a sitting position. Does your heart palpitate when you see scary movies? 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Aug 09, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

What’s in a Dietitian’s Shopping Cart?Part 1: Pantry Staples

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Do you ever get home at night and feel as if you have no energy to fix dinner? Well, if you are like most people, you probably experience this at least once a week. It’s at these times that I am so glad I keep my pantry stocked with healthy items. However, not all packaged foods are created equal.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Aug 08, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Easy as Pie: Nutrition 101

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I have hesitated to write this post for a while because when people find out my major they usually exclaim, “Tell me what to eat!”  Please keep in mind that I do know a fair amount about nutrition, however

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jul 30, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

What Next?

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Congratulations!  You are hot, sweaty, and accomplished after just completing one gratifying workout!  You pushed through, accomplished more than you set out to do, and now you feel

Posted by Julia Venable Jul 24, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Get OUT!

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After my father acquired a C3/C4 SCI, one of his favorite pastimes was watching the birds in our backyard.  He quietly observed their flights from the feeder to the surrounding trees and back again. He watched as they bathed themselves in the big stone birdbath, flinging water droplets into the sunlight.

Posted by Katie Henley Jul 23, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Yoga is my favorite! What is Yours?

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I must start my post with an honest statement; I have been through droughts in my fitness life.  After years of two-a-days and individual workouts after my team workouts, I found myself faced with the challenge of

Posted by Julia Venable Jul 16, 2013 Posted in Disability 5 Comments