Posts Tagged 'sport'

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

Looking At Shoulder Pain (Part I)

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Shoulder pain is a serious health issue for people who use wheelchairs – some studies show a prevalence as high as 70%! And too often this pain, or the fear of causing this pain, limits participation in an exercise program. As a physical therapist, I often hear “I don’t exercise because I don’t want to hurt my shoulders” or “my shoulders hurt and I don’t want to do more breakdown or cause more pain.” I understand this. It is very natural to avoid pain. But we have to take a step back and look at the cause of the pain.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Dec 07, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Purpose of Sport and Play

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What is the true purpose of sport and play? What constitutes the essential core of these activities? How do sport and play serve humanity and societies around the world?  We believe there are five dimensions to the purpose of sport and play – relationships, education, social change, health and joy. In analyzing and studying the purpose of sport, we believe these five dimensions can help us better articulate the power and contributions of sport and play in the world. 
Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 31, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

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Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be active and healthy at the same time. In fact, everyone needs daily exercise in their lives in order to feel good and improve body function and mood. The key is to ask your doctor about what’s right for you. For example, what will work well with any medications you’re taking, and how much exercise should you try to get in within a given week?

Posted by Rebecca Moore Oct 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

No Value means No Equality

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The big story on today’s internet was finding out that Olympic gold medals are valued at $25,000, while Paralympic gold medals are valued at $5,000. There is a separation and maybe some equality.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 21, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

The best wheelchair rugby match I ever saw was

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Hello Sports fans! What an Incredible conclusion to our Paralympics in Rio as well as the Wheelchair rugby event as  whole was well represented. For Team USA it would not be any other way, led by Team Captain Chuck Aoki against Australia, the defending gold medalist in London in Paralympic games of 2012, featuring the best player in the world Ryley Batt.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 19, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Are you ready for some Wheelchair Rugby?

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It’s that time of the week when at the Paralympics the sport that has everyone on their heels or wheels . This sport will either make you a lifetime fan or a hater of the sport. It is time for the world to know about the sport of wheelchair rugby. Get Ready Rio!

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 14, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Are you ready for the Paralympic Games!

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As the summer draws to an end let’s not forget to watch one more spectacular event. The 2016 Paralympic Games are in Rio. These games, like the Olympics, will be also televised on NBS sports network. So please look to tune in.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 09, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

You Get What You Earned!

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As we all gather around the TV to watch the Paralympic Games in Rio which will be on NBC starting on September 8, remember that when cheering on Team USA and watching your favorite country/sport, one thing to keep in mind is that winning any medal is a culmination of a long journey filled with HOURS of Grueling Work!

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 30, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

One Giant Step for Paralympics, One small step backwards for failed leadership

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I am sure we are all familiar with what has been going on with the Russian delegation in what has become an unfortunate situation for athletes that have been banned from the Olympics and Paralympics. It is unfortunate for these particular athletes who have seemed to be involved in a situation that was out of control. Yet, out of this sadness, there will be victory for all Paralympians.

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 26, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments