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Welcome to the ice age! No not the one over a billion years ago. I am talking about the one that is going on every single day and night in every corner of America. The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been the social media darling that is sweeping the nation. Since the end of last week, the ALS Association had received $22.9 million in “Ice Bucket” donations. It seems to almost double every week.
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After my last blog I thought that summer meant things would slow down but as I type this I am on a plane headed to work at a military camp for a week after just getting back last night from Junior Nationals all week. Apparently there’s no rest for the weary but it hasn’t been all work and no play ALL summer. In fact, we kicked off summer with family vacation at my favorite place on earth – no, not Disney world – that’s the happiest place on earth – this is small town North Carolina. Population 25!
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We are always advised to eat a well-balanced diet throughout our lives. From the time we are just a fetus till we’re old and grey, our bodies undergo several changes and so do our nutritional needs. It is quite fascinating to see that our physicality and mentality subtly transforms with every passing year, and before you know it, we start feeling frail and less able to do the things that we could once do effortlessly. It is, therefore, extremely important to pay attention to our body’s needs, listen to what it’s trying to tell us and respond accordingly.
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Swimming is an extremely popular sport for children with disabilities – a fact that I have witnessed first-hand on many occasions. In particular, I have found it to be a particularly beneficial activity for children with learning difficulties, and many whom I have taught have gone on to become exceptional club – and even national-standard – swimmers.
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Here is something out of the gate sport fans: Wealthy owner makes controversial public statements. I know we have heard this all before from a certain owner from the west coast. But just in case you missed this episode of how to make obnoxious comments, I give you Mr. Steve Coburn who compared a horse race loss to playing basketball against a kid in a wheelchair.
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It is amazing how one person’s words can stir up a community. In recent days, the wheelchair basketball community is in a frenzy due to Steve Coburn’s words in regards to his prize horse California Chrome losing in the Triple Crown this past weekend.
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Adults with disabilities are three times more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, stroke or cancer as those without disabilities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participation in physical activity can reduce the risk of such diseases, but nearly 50 percent of adults with disabilities report engaging in little to no aerobic activity. A number of programs and activities are available for both adults and children with disabilities to help get them the exercise they need.
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I am the middle child in a group of three children. My youngest brother is a man who is deaf. He is very independent and upon seeing him you would not even suspect he was deaf. When we were growing up the three of us were just a couple of years apart and we did everything together.
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Well track season is here once again which means- I’m busy. My students say that they are busy as they complain about the number of projects I have given them, and I just laugh because I only wish I was as “busy” as I was when I was in college. Kinda like I wish I was as “fat” as I thought I was in college too! But when I say I’m busy now days it’s at a whole new level As in so busy we haven’t had time to go to the grocery store which means two things.
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We have developed an Obesity and Disability infographic*. The Obesity and disability infographic can be used to educate readers about the prevalence of obesity for individuals with disabilities, the consequences, costs, and ways to prevent or treat obesity. Our lists of consequences and ways to prevent obesity are in no way exhaustive. At the bottom are a few resources readers can access for information on physical activity and nutrition. Also, references where the data came from are listed.