Posts Tagged 'recreation'

Married to the Chair- the Great Outdoors.

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Over the holidays, while visiting my family in South Florida, we decided to enjoy some time in the great outdoors. I mean, why not – It’s December in Miami; about the only time of year it is actually pleasant enough to go outside down there. So we packed up the “fam” and headed even further south to the Keys to enjoy some time out in God’s creation. The hubs and I decided to “rough it” and go camping while the others also decided to “rough it” in city terms (which means they got an RV.)

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jan 23, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Five Ways to Improve Your Health This Summer

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As we get older, making good health a top priority becomes more and more important. Of course it’s always smart to exercise and eat a balanced diet, but for seniors these lifestyle changes can be major factors in happiness, quality, and length of life! With summer here, it’s never been easier to live the healthy and active life that will help you feel happy and independent.

Posted by Elena Watson Aug 13, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Get OUT!

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After my father acquired a C3/C4 SCI, one of his favorite pastimes was watching the birds in our backyard.  He quietly observed their flights from the feeder to the surrounding trees and back again. He watched as they bathed themselves in the big stone birdbath, flinging water droplets into the sunlight.

Posted by Katie Henley Jul 23, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

How your music playlist affects your daily workout

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Have you ever listened to music while exercising? You probably found it easier to finish that last set or run an extra mile. While some people think this effect is just imaginary, there is a lot of evidence showing that music

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Ways to encourage an active lifestyle for everyone

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If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 06, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

ACT2MOVE and MOVE2ACT: Why Shakespeare?

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If your only experience with the Bard (a nickname for Shakespeare, bard meaning poet) was a torturous memorizing of Julius Ceasar’s monologue, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears” in 10th grade English, you might be wondering why Shakespeare inspires  Dr. Bloom.  

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp May 17, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Whitewater Rafting? Yes, You Can!

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It all depends on how you face the challenges of your disability. Life is an adventure and even with limited mobility you can create a rich, experiential life for yourself or someone in your family who has a disability. What if you knew that persons with visual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and hemiplegia could have a blast whitewater rafting all year long?

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Taking Care of the Caregiver

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 You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

                                                                                                                                    ~Buddha

Caregivers are among the true heroes of the world. If you’ve taken on that crucial role for a family member, friend, or as a paid position caring for someone whose disability or illness prevents self-care, you work extraordinarily hard—so hard that you may be neglecting your own self-care, which means…

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 18, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

“RECREATION” CAN BE A MAGIC FORMULA FOR MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

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It is well documented that one third of American children and more than one half of adults remain overweight or obese.  It seems certain that technology will continue to give all of us more opportunities to stay connected and enjoy many conveniences of the computer age. 

Posted by suzanne Jul 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Accessible Summer Fun in the Chicago Parks!

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The Chicago Park District has gone “all out” to make the parks in Chicago accessible to all Chicagoans.

Posted by Tanya Jun 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments