Tag Archives: wellness

Can Work be Good for Your Health?

As we close out October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are exploring the connection between employment and health. Some research has shown that being employed may have several health advantages for working-age people with disabilities, including access to healthcare … Continue reading

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Read Up on Research: Accessible Fitness for Global Running Day!

A few #ResearchInFocus articles to get you up to speed for #GlobalRunningDay. Continue reading

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Mental Health Month – Resources #4Mind4Body

Kicking off May and Mental Health Month with #NIDILRR grantee resources #4Mind4Body Continue reading

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National Nutrition Month – Find the Right Fit for You

March is National Nutrition Month, organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Many people with disabilities may face challenges when trying … Continue reading

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Pyramids and Plates: Resources for Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right. Do you remember the old “food pyramid” that showed you which foods you should eat more or … Continue reading

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Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers

Please join the Administration for Community Living for a webinar, “Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers: Gaps and Opportunities” on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016: 1:00 to 2:30pm (ET). Meeting agenda: Introductory remarks from … 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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Let’s Get Physical!

It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, led by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition! The observances this month focus on the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle for everyone, including people with disabilities. This can range … 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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2013: Obama’s Inauguration and People Living with Disabilities

On Monday, January 21, the nation inaugurated Barrack H. Obama for his second term in office as the 44th President of the United States. During his inauguration address, the President reiterated his administration’s agenda for the American people and made … Continue reading

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