As we celebrate the man who was instrumental in writing the Civil Rights Act, which was signed in 1964 to benefit all Americans, there is still one group of citizens who are waiting for this act to benefit them. These are the 56 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to participate in a mainstream society. However, because of the 64 act, steps have been made to address this issue.
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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.
Every so often many people report that they have the “Holiday Blues.” Now, I am not 100% sure what that means. I know people can feel unhappy for not seeing family, or maybe going through some tough times during this part of the year. It appears as if this is specifically directed to the holidays.
As the famous saying goes “the only disability in life is a bad attitude” therefore disability is just a matter of your perception. The world is advancing and has made some remarkable developments to open its doors to everyone, including the travelers with health disability. All the travel freaks and adventure buffs can take advantage of what the world has to offer and go on, an exploring mission without thinking about his/her disability by following these simple tips that will help them manage their health disabilities while traveling to a foreign land. After all, no disability should stop you from discovering what the world has in store.
On November 16, I will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day for Tolerance by doing what I usually fail to do; I will pack away my assumptions in my bag when I interact with people. This conscious effort is difficult for someone who looks different compared to the societal norm, someone with a physical disability or someone who can’t interact in a socially acceptable way because of their limitations is daily confronted with intolerance.
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.
It’s National Healthy Skin Month, and World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day (November 19th) is just around the corner. It is important to raise awareness about pressure sores because they can become infected or even life-threatening very quickly.
As we approach the holiday season. I enjoy traveling and participating in all types of activities. I am always down for all the different ways to celebrate Halloween. I enjoy it because in life it’s great to celebrate and fellowship with each other. At this time of year, celebrating is all right with me.