Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

Standing

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I recently finished reading the book “Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs. In this book, Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man on earth. He attacks his goal in a systematic manner  using reasonable evidence and topic experts, while writing about his experience.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 15, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Fall into a Pattern

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Since the fall season is in full swing, I feel so much better with my daily schedule and activities. I feel like I have been reborn to some degree because my activities throughout the week are all set in stone. I feel so driven because my activities, exercises, practices, and work are all set up on a calendar in which I am all prepared for each day. I basically have my fall season planned out for each day. This is great for me considering I just spent the summer free lancing it. I can then focus on just bringing a fun-filled attitude for when it’s time to exercise.

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Coaches need practice too

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“Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.”
– Pat Summitt

Posted by Megan Mindel Oct 08, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Funding your sports/recreation habit

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In my first blog I wrote about sit-water skiing and I mentioned how expensive it is to do.  It’s not just water skiing that is expensive; most sports/recreation equipment and/or training for people with disabilities are expensive.  I didn’t own my hand cycle until I was 25 years old.  It wasn’t like I could run down to Kmart and buy an $80 dollar bike.  I had to spend $1200 for a hand cycle (it was 50% off).  As daunting as the cost of equipment or training may be, it should not

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Oct 04, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Changing paths

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So the phone call came that changed my path forever along with my family’s life.  I was asked to try this sport called Goalball.  I thought to myself what

Posted by Jen Armbruster Oct 03, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors….RUN!

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As we have found out before, finding group games for youth that are wheelchair friendly can be difficult. Here is an example of one that we use at Lakeshore in our F.R.E.S.H. (Fitness, Recreation, Exercise, Sports, and Health) program.  This is one we like to call “Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors”. The kids seem to love this game, as well as our staff members. It requires no

Posted by Meagan Rowe Oct 02, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Exercise Your Right To Exercise

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Today should be like any other day in which we as Americans (317 million in which 56 are Americans with disabilities) should look to engage in some form of exercise activity. Remember in our land of freedom we do have choices. Your choices of exercise should be vast and numerous. Although quality is just as important as quantity. If you choose to view today as another day of exercising then great! However, for those who don’t always look to these opportunities, well today is that day. As we celebrated National Health and Fitness day on Monday, please look at this day as an opportunity to

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 01, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

What a Summer!

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I haven’t blogged in a while, but to be honest, I’ve been busy. I have a new job working full time to promote adapted sports on campus and in the community, and I just got married!!!! That’s right, Kelley and I tied the knot on August 10. It was the most surreal day of my life. I will never be able to explain the joy and excitement of that day, and the days since.

Posted by Jared Rehm Sep 30, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Pilates For People with Disabilities

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“Pilates cannot be performed by a person with physical disability or injury” is a widespread myth. The reality is quite the opposite. Pilates is implemented as a physical alternative therapy in various rehabilitation centers. Most people picture aerobics or high intensity movements when Pilates is discussed. There are more than 500 Pilates exercises and most of them have smooth movements and can be performed without standing or sitting.

Posted by Katy Reeve Sep 24, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Adapted Activity

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Working and developing activities for kids with physical disabilities is part of what I do every week. I look forward to working with my co-workers to find creative ways to keep our kids active and promote inclusion in their school programs, in their neighborhoods, and anywhere else they might spend much of their time; the only problem

Posted by Meagan Rowe Sep 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments