Posts Tagged 'Nutrition'

Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

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When you think of March, it usually involves leprechauns, college basketball, and spring. It is also National Nutrition Month, a yearly campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The goal is to encourage everyone to create eating and physical activity plans that focus on consuming fewer calories, making educated food choices, and getting exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of disease, and promote overall health. The goal is to create a plan for life.

Posted by Kris Gratias Mar 18, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

A New Chapter Begins

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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. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

3 ways to stay healthy as the seasons change

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A lot of people, with or without disabilities, face difficulties in staying healthy when the seasons change especially during the holiday seasons and the new year. This is probably because the holiday season is meant to bring people together as they share great meals. It is possible to stay healthy as the seasons change even if there are a lot of tempting foods around you.

Posted by Ruby Andrew Jan 09, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Married to the Chair – On a DIET!

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Yep, I said the forbidden four letter word… we don’t cuss in our household but that is getting pretty darn close! I have always thought diets were pointless. I mean I am an exercise physiologist… my philosophy is if I want to eat it than tomorrow I will just run a little farther. And that philosophy has gotten me through life wearing the same size jeans I wore in college well after my ten year reunion.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Dec 18, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments

Changes Large or Small

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As the ancient Chinese poet and philosopher Lao Tzu stated, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Posted by Windy Wills Dec 15, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

AVOIDING DIABETES . . . and Adding 6 Years to Your Life!

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In honor of National Diabetes Month, I would like to share a VERY personal story. My mother was an insulin diabetic for most of her life starting back in the 1950’s until her passing away over two decades ago. Since she was taking insulin several times daily, I’m sure that diabetes was on her mind every waking hour. Point being, I realized if there was any “good news” about my mother’s diabetes, it was that I learned that diabetes should be feared and avoided at all costs.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Nov 17, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Nine Tips on Alzheimer’s Disease

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Sometimes you may forget where you kept your keys or kept the lights on. These things happen to everyone. But what about forgetting what your best friend’s name was? What if you forget how your mother looks like? And what if you are forgetting things on a daily basis, at alarming regularity? important appointment? According to reports, it is said that the brain begins to shrink after an individual hits midlife.

Posted by Bency George Oct 29, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Dietitian in the Kitchen: Turning Recommendations into Reality

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For many people, living a healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming and even out of reach. Whether it’s going to the gym or eating right, the first step can sometimes be the hardest. So where do you begin? Well if you ask me, it’s all about PREPARATION.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Oct 27, 2014 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

The Female Athlete Triad: Concerns and Preventions

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As a female dancer, I run into issues with timing of meals/snacks and figuring out what foods will give me the sustained energy I need to make it through ballet class and hours of rehearsal without making me feel heavy or bloated. I imagine other female athletes can share my frustrations; but before I talk about possible strategies to solving those problems, I want to address a serious concern for many female athletes. It’s known as the Female Athlete Triad.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Oct 04, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Women with Disabilities: Key Concerns Include Nutrition, Healthy Eating, and Weight Management

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What are the Primary Health Concerns of Women with Disabilities?

A study and related article called “Health promotion interests of women with disabilities“, by Suzanne Smeltzer and Vanessa Zimmerman identifies some of the top ranking health concerns for women with disabilities. Key concerns include: Disability and Aging, Stress Management, Exercise, Nutrition, Healthy Eating and Weight Management, Health Promotion, and maintaining mental health. [i]   62 percent of the survey participants identified Nutrition and Healthy Eating as a concern. [ii] This piece will focus on Healthy Eating, my personal experience and encounters with professionals over Healthy Eating and Weight Management, as well as highlight some statistics, and available resources which can support Healthy Eating and Weight Management for women with disabilities.

Posted by Kerry Sep 29, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments