Posts Tagged 'Physical Activity'

Intending to Exercise

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We often hear that exercising would be good for us. We even agree that we should exercise more often. We plan to exercise. But studies show that even though most people know about the benefits of exercise, the intention to exercise is a very weak predictor of actually exercising.

Posted by Tanya Jun 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Adapted Yoga for Person with Disabilities

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Introduction to Yoga

The Sanskrit word, Yoga, is often translated into English as “to unite”, “to yoke” or “to control”. The term “Yoga” refers to a set of disciplines which originated in India whose goal is to assist people in attaining a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. This state is brought about by a person performing specific physical and mental exercises to achieve the union of physical, mental and spiritual states. Yoga, one of the six main schools of orthodox Hinduism (darshanas), is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and for these reasons the terms used in the practice of Yoga are in Sanskrit.  One of the major types of Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and a specialized branch of Hatha Yoga known as Iyengar Yoga are most often practiced in the west.

Posted by Tanya Jun 17, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part IV-To go or not to go: A Personal Battle

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As the date for the camp drew near, I felt myself getting more and more apprehensive. I reached out to friends and family searching for a solution to my thoughts and feelings.

Posted by Jess May 25, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part III: The Ongoing Battle of Acceptance

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Up until that day I thought I had a good handle on my MS diagnosis. Up until today, I thought I’ve learned to accept it. I have not.

Posted by Jess May 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part II: The Unexpected Wake-up Call

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A very interesting thing happened to me this week. My boss who was previously unaware of my condition approached me randomly at work to vent about her current workload. She spoke to me of taking some time off of work in two weeks to volunteer at a weekend MS camp to show her support for a 20 year old young man that she has thought of for years as an adopted son. She told me that this particular young man was diagnosed with MS at the very young age of 15, and is currently in a wheelchair.

Posted by Jess May 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 6 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part I: Some Things are Harder to Accept than Others

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Some of you may have read some of my previous blogs about my personal struggle with being diagnosed with the debilitating disease of MS (multiple sclerosis) at the age of 22. Fortunately for me, most people don’t know about my diagnosis even though not a day goes by that I don’t think about it or am reminded of it.

Posted by Jess May 11, 2011 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Family Dance!

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I will be the first to admit that my family is not exactly ‘average’- whatever that may be.  But we DO have fun! Most evenings I turn on fast music with a good loud refrain, and we all dance around the house. We make dinner, set the table and straighten up the livingroom- while harmonizing with more volume than accuracy on the song’s catchy chorus line. Well, you know what they say, “Girls just wanna have fun”.

Posted by Tanya Apr 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Right Fit Celebrates World Autism Day on NBC 5

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This past Sunday (April 3) I was featured on NBC Chicago’s Morning News program, where we demonstrated fitness activities for youth with autism and profiled my recently published book, “101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism”.  Always nerve-wracking to appear on live TV, I was joined by one of my trainers, Eric Stone, and a client who performed some of the exercises from Right Fit’s “Raise the Bar” autism fitness program.

Posted by suzanne Apr 08, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The challenge is always there. It’s up to you if you want to tackle it!

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It’s common; way too common. You ask someone to do something or you ask them why they didn’t do something & you constantly hear excuse after excuse for a person not being able to do something or even trying.

Posted by Jess Mar 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

University of Tennessee Seeking Individuals for Research Project: Assessing Physical Activity in Wheelchair Users

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The Exercise Physiology lab at the University of Tennessee is conducting a study addressing a new method of measuring physical activity energy expenditure in wheelchair users. The lab is seeking 10 to 20 subjects in the Knoxville, TN, area.

Posted by Cary Wing Mar 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments