Posts Tagged 'fitness'

Holiday Food….Holiday Pounds…

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This one is going to be short and sweet, contain wise words from my mother (she’s brilliant) and may help you put the reigns on all the extra holiday calories.

Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. I saw a someEcard the other day that said “Every time someone puts up a tree before Thanksgiving, an elf drowns a baby reindeer” I think this was aimed at the departments stores that put their Christmas decorations up before Halloween even happened…

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 25, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Hurt versus Sore….when to seek help?

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If you’ve ever tried a new form of exercise or taken on a weekend-warrior project, you know what sore muscles feel like. I have worked in the field of exercise science and sports medicine for the past 6 years and I can speak from experience that sometimes that soreness REALLY hurts…but what about soreness when its not a new activity?

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 31, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

How to Get a Great Upper Body Workout

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One of the chief concerns among many people with disabilities is staying in shape. Secondary health conditions are an issue for people with disabilities. If you are a wheelchair user obesity can become an issue due to sedentary lifestyle. It’s a valid concern, but one that can easily be addressed. There are various programs available that will help people who use wheelchairs to stay healthy and physically active.

Posted by Chris Miller Oct 30, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Summertime Funk

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I’m just coming through a season of my life where I felt like all of the motivation in my life had been sucked out of me. I had to force myself to exercise (mostly because I like eating) and it took a lot more energy than usual to get any school work done. I was lacking interest and intensity in my spiritual disciplines like prayer and reading the Bible, though I continued to do them half-heartedly. I felt annoyed by everyone and was often snippy and unfriendly, I didn’t want to go out and I was happy to sit at home and read.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 21, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Standing

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I recently finished reading the book “Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs. In this book, Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man on earth. He attacks his goal in a systematic manner  using reasonable evidence and topic experts, while writing about his experience.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 15, 2013 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Why am I doing this?

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A while back I wrote an article about the concept of Burnout and the qualities of Burnout that professionals and individuals sometimes fail to recognize when it happens.  In short, Burnout refers to long-term exhaustion and disengaging from subjects that are important to us.  Regardless of whether Burnout happens in an athletic or professional sense, when a person experiences it, it can cause us to pause and question:  “Why am I doing this?”

Posted by Kerry Oct 14, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Fall into a Pattern

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Since the fall season is in full swing, I feel so much better with my daily schedule and activities. I feel like I have been reborn to some degree because my activities throughout the week are all set in stone. I feel so driven because my activities, exercises, practices, and work are all set up on a calendar in which I am all prepared for each day. 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 Oct 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercise Your Right To Exercise

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Today should be like any other day in which we as Americans (317 million in which 56 are Americans with disabilities) should look to engage in some form of exercise activity. Remember in our land of freedom we do have choices. Your choices of exercise should be vast and numerous. Although quality is just as important as quantity. If you choose to view today as another day of exercising then great! However, for those who don’t always look to these opportunities, well today is that day. As we celebrated National Health and Fitness day on Monday, please look at this day as an opportunity to

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 01, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Summer Exercises

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For the last 2 months, I been in full swing in my off-season exercise plan. Thank God!  Since rugby season ended in April I always feel as if I

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 04, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Why I’m a Bad Role Model for Exercise Science

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I’m coming off a high-intensity workout kick. Over the past year or so, I significantly cut back on my distance running and instead filled my weeks with hill sprints, jumping rope, burpees, and high-resistance weight training. I began to like that feeling of my heart beating so hard I could feel it in my throat and being so out of breath I could see spots. Aside from that borderline psychotic high off self-induced pain, I really liked that I could get a stellar workout in 20 minutes and then

Posted by Katie Henley Aug 15, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments