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.
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December 10th is Human Rights Day, the annual recognition of the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. As one of the core documents of the UN – among other things, it defines basic things like “human rights” that are frequently referenced elsewhere – the UDHR remains one of the most important documents in the world.
A couple winters ago, it was time for Nonno (“grandfather” in Italian) to have his back surgery. So we took him for the procedure; unfortunately, the surgery did not go as well as planned, and Nonno suffered a malicious spinal cord injury. Now paralyzed from the waist down, Nonno had to adjust and transition into the wheelchair life.
Today I dropped the cap to my water bottle under my desk and thought with dismay, how am I ever going to get that? In case you didn’t know I am pregnant. Which in and of itself is a story for another time. But amongst the many arduous tasks that come with pregnancy bending over is one of them. Especially having to bend over all the way to the floor! Do you know how far away that is? That’s Pluto in pregnancy language. Being pregnant is an amazing gift. Feeling a life move inside you is absolutely incredible until about midnight when you haven’t slept in a week, and your bed has turned into a torture chamber instead of the cloud of awesomeness it was just a few short months ago and all you want in this life is just to get a few hours of sleep!
Whether you are a person with a disability or dealing with a medical condition that has limited your mobility, it can be difficult to take care of children on a daily basis. This problem becomes exacerbated if you are currently undergoing regular treatments such as dialysis or chemotherapy. After all, it is typically not possible to take small children with you when you receive treatment, and not everyone is able to rely on family or friends to help out. Fortunately, there are some programs available that could help you take care of everything without sacrificing your healthcare needs in order to keep your children safe.
Everyone ages. Our parents do and we will as well. And though that might sound emotional and daunting for some time, the sooner we accept the law of nature, the better it is for you and all. Aging does not however mean that seniors, especially those with a disability, be neglected just because others are busy making a life for themselves. Thankfully, seniors today have the best of facilities to live as independently as possible and to enjoy the golden years of their life.
The purpose of this article is to promote inclusion of youth with disabilities in after-school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time programs. For the purposes of this
article, the term “include” and “inclusion” embodies the values, policies, and practices that support all youth, those both with and without disabilities, to participate in a broad range of out-of-school time activities.
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.
For people whose disability requires using a wheelchair, it’s all about staying active and living life to the fullest. If it’s not, it should be. When your activities, dreams, and ambition are held back by a lack of suitable transportation, it might be time to think about getting a van equipped for accessibility.