Tag Archives: exercise

When it Hurts to Move: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Syndromes

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is offering resources and ideas to help people #MoveInMay with the 0 to 60 website and smartphone apps that provide informational resources on … Continue reading

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Even with Arthritis, You Can #MoveinMay!

May is Arthritis Awareness Month as well as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which actually make a beautiful pairing: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exercise has been shown to reduce pain and fatigue and improve … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung, so let’s get moving!

Spring has arrived here in DC and with it have come the cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and an urge to be outside! NARIC staff are enjoying the blossoming flowers and warmer weather. They are also gearing up their exercise routines … Continue reading

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“If you have a body, you are an athlete”

That quote is from Nike founder Bill Bowerman and it’s inspired many people to get active. If you think your disability is keeping you from exercising, there are some amazing people who want to change your mind. From chair yoga to … Continue reading

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You Can Be #Fit4Function as You Age with a Disability

We’ve said it over and over: Thanks to advances in treatment and technology, people with disabilities are living longer. As a result, more people with disabilities are moving into “senior-hood” and may be experiencing age-related conditions, such as arthritis or vision loss, … Continue reading

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month!

May is Arthritis Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects one in five adults and 1 in every 250 children the United States.  The CDC, Arthritis Foundation, and other organizations are partnering to … Continue reading

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Aging Well with a Disability? Go For It!

The National Institute on Aging has declared September 2015 Go4Life Month, focusing attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. Exercise and physical activity can help improve physical fitness, strength, and balance; can reduce feelings … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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February is International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month!

February marks this year’s International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (RT/TR) Month. To celebrate, we’d like to share the purpose and some of the benefits of RT/TR. Although RT/TR and Activities seem like just fun and games, there is a purpose for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 20 – Friday, Jan 31

Health: Automated system could efficiently identify high-risk osteoporosis patients (Science Daily) An automated system that identifies high-risk osteoporosis patients being treated for fractures and can generate letters encouraging follow-up is an effective way to promote osteoporosis intervention and prevent future … Continue reading

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