Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

2017 Angel City Games

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In three short years, the annual Angel City Games have become Southern California’s premiere adaptive sports event, featuring a 4 day festival of clinics, competition, activities and celebration of Paralympic sport. The 2017 edition features five adaptive sports – Swimming, Archery, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis – and will be held 6/22-25 on the campus of UCLA. Competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, and results can qualify youth athletes for the National Junior Disability Championships.

Posted by Howard Brodwin May 22, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

How Golf Can Help Seniors Live A Better Life

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As life goes by, it is key to start taking advantage of the time we do have. Life is an enigmatic concept, and it is often too late when we get reminded to truly enjoy it. For that reason, I do believe that each of us should be entitled to live a fulfilling life, every day. One of the ways to reach this goal is to play sports extensively. Not any type of sports, but specifically sports that will make you a better person. As I happen to know so well, golf is one of them.

Posted by Jordan Fuller May 19, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Health and Medical Advice for Seniors

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You are growing older every passing day. Does this worry you and stress you out? Why? You’ve lived your life, and now is the right time to relax and be care-free.

Yes, your physical health and fitness might lead to problems, which somehow magnify if you income is barely enough for retirement years. But don’t worry, if you take care of a few things, you can be healthy and happy in old age too. Here is some great advice that you should act upon to make the most out of your twilight years.

Posted by Andy Caton May 16, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and it’s a great time to shed some light on some of the shortcomings of the sports community, both in who is welcomed and how participants are treated. Below are some ways to highlight pertinent accessibility issues in your local sports and fitness community.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland May 10, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Active with Animals: How a Four-Legged Friend Can Get You Out and About

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Domestication occurred around 10,000 years ago, and animals have been at our side ever since. The empathy, support, and love displayed by species like dogs or cats can help to support people through many different challenges and issues, including helping in disaster search and rescue, and sniffing out anything from drugs to cancer tumors. Service animals providing support and help for everyday tasks – such as for people with sight or hearing problems – are well known, but they can help in many other ways too: not just for the daily necessities, but for getting out and getting active.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 23, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

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Last week I spent two days with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for an orientation as part of their new advisory panel. I am excited to serve as a bridge between NCHPAD’s work and the broader healthy out-of-school time movement. You might remember two of our past blog articles that included NCHPAD resources, 3 Steps to Including Kids with a Disability and Tips and Resources for Inclusive Physical Activity.

Healthy afterschool environments should be inclusive afterschool environments, right?

The National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity specifically encourage programs to train staff to “adapt physical activity opportunities to include children and youth at all levels of athletic availability and those with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.”

Posted by Daniel Hatcher Feb 08, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

Isometric Strength Training

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According to American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is an essential element of a well-rounded workout routine. Some benefits include: prevent osteoporosis, decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and help to control weight.

Posted by Henrik Nielsen Feb 06, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Should You Do More Weights or Cardio Workouts?

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When it comes to exercising with a disability, what is more important, endurance or strength training? The short answer is: both. Strengthening refers to increasing muscular power and mass, which also improves the body’s metabolism. We need strength to perform our daily activities.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Feb 01, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Five Cool Tips for Super -Efficient Weight Loss and Management

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People looking for weight loss techniques are raving about the wonders different diets and exercises are capable of achieving. We all live in a society where it has become a fad to look skinny, and everyone wants to shed all those pounds and flab in the blink of an eye. However, there’s no easy and fast way to do it. It is not always necessary to cause yourself much agony with all those forceful gym visits and not recommended to starve your body of food. Weight loss is over-hyped. Losing excessive weight needn’t be a complex, distressing, and depriving experience. Accomplishing a healthy body and a good weight management routine is achieved by following the simple pointers with minimal efforts listed below:

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 03, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Strengthening for Shoulders

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Now that you understand a common cause of shoulder pain, and you have made some changes to your activities, you can start incorporating exercises to correct the strength imbalances. Specifically, you have to work the back muscles that don’t get enough exercise throughout daily activities that are using all of the pushing muscles. Strengthening these muscles will help keep the shoulder blade in its optimal position. Try doing the following shoulder exercises without resistance — it’s the best way to start incorporating them. Gradually increase resistance and repetitions as the pain decreases and the muscles get stronger. Start exercises in the least painful range. Ideally, you want to work in a pain-free range, but this may not be possible. Consider seeing your physical therapist to help guide you in performance and progression of these exercises.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Dec 19, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment