Tag Archives: physical activity

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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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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community -April 2015

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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Answered Questions January 2015: 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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Exercise Guides for People with Disabilities

If you’re interested in free information on how to live healthily and exercise with disability, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) offers guides to exercise for people with disability. NCHPAD’s guides range from Pilates for individuals … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Given a Fair Shot at Athletics

Student athletes everywhere can chalk up another point in the win column as the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has successfully issued a guidance measure that addresses the rights of children with disabilities to participate in school … Continue reading

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month!

Primarily thought of as an “old persons” disease, arthritis can affect individuals of any age, including children.  Approximately 300,000 children in the U.S. have juvenile arthritis (JA). JA is a general term to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, … Continue reading

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ENACT Announces the Release of Second Podcast in the “Active Living with Arthritis” Podcast Series

NIDRR-funded RRTC, ENhancing ACTivity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) has released the second podcast in the “Active Living with Arthritis” series.  The series provides evidence-based information to assist people living with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions stay active.  … Continue reading

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Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Announces two Research Study Opportunities for Individuals with SCI and/or MS

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is now offering two research study opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or Multiple Sclerosis (MS):  (1) Effectiveness of Physical Activity for Improving Mood in People Aging with MS or … Continue reading

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Video: New NIDRR grantee featured on CBS News

The work of a brand new field initiated project at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor was featured on last night’s CBS Evening News. The project is “The Effects of a Bicycle Training Intervention on Health, Physical Activity, Sleep, … Continue reading

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