Posts Tagged 'sport'

Change Coming to College Wheelchair Basketball

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I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying this holiday season. It has been a while since I posted, as I have been busy with work and completing another semester of graduate school.

Posted by Phillip Crain Dec 17, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

The benefits of handcycling!

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Cycling is fast becoming an exercise of choice for many people all over the world for a number of reasons. It is not only a preferred method of exercising your upper and lower limbs but it is also a form of recreation for many people. In addition to that, it is also a method of transportation for a number of people all over the world.

Posted by Charles Ingram Dec 15, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Activity during the Fall

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In my 35 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find the time, activities or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 54 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 12, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Athletes on the Move

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With our nation’s quest to fight obesity and health issues, there is one of group of Athlete’s that are setting a standard of excellence that everyone should reach for. These are athletes that are visually impaired. They are on the move and taking this country with them. These Athletes may have vision impairments but they are trendsetters in regards to athletic inclusion.

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 19, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Waterski World Championships 2015

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The 12th Disabled Water Ski World Championships was held in Elk Grove, California (near Sacramento) September 24-27, 2015.  The event was held on Shortline Lake (my second favorite lake to ski on in the world) with the support and hospitality of the lake owners (including the Bush and Detirck Families).  On its slow, blue water 48 skiers from 11 countries slalomed, tricked, and jumped their hearts out to try to win the gold for their team and country. Ultimately, the United States came away with the team gold,  Australia took silver, and Italy took the bronze medal. Lakeshore’s own athletes Joe Ray took 8th overall in the men’s seated division and the team gold with the USA and Derek Vanderbom took 3rd overall in the men’s seated division and the silver medal with team Australia.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Oct 12, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Athletes with CP in the Sport World

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Wheelchair rugby has been a competitive sport in the US for almost 30 years and it has been an inter-national competitive sport over the last 20 years. There have been many changes to the sport of wheelchair rugby, within the game, the rules, and the equipment. However, there has also been a change that has very much impacted the sport from an athlete point of view. The inclusion of athletes with cerebral palsy (CP) have shaped or impacted the many teams in the world of wheelchair.

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 07, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercise? It’s all attitude and a calendar

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With the beginning of the fall season, a change in schedule always precipitates. I have now established a change in exercises, days to exercise, diet, and even rest days during the fall. Over the last three years, I have grown accustomed to having a calendar that lists my daily schedule and activities. When this happens I feel like I have switched gears from summer fun activities to hard core structure 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 Sep 30, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

It’s that time of year!

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It is that time of the year! It is my favorite time of the year. It’s the time of year when I get to meet up with my rugby teammates and start training. Competitive athletic season is upon us.  Ready or not, here it comes? Or in some people’s cases, it is already here.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 25, 2015 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Disability and Unemployment

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For years I have always heard that unemployment for people with disabilities has been at or around 70%. This number has always been the same in my 10 plus years of public speaking, 20 years in the workforce of serving people with disabilities and the 30 plus years that I have been a person with a disability. At times it seems as if this would never change. How can it? How would we know for sure? Something has got to change. What can be done to make a dent in this number?

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 31, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Strategies for survival

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When faced with disability, it may have a profound impact on you, but it can transform your life in unexpected ways. Adjusting to your new reality can be a struggle but it can be overcome. You can battle and continue to live life successfully by keeping certain things in mind.

Posted by Rachel Oliver Aug 26, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments