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  • Is Your Fitness Center ADA Compliant?

    While we often think of the ADA within the context of workplaces, it also sets standards for public accommodations. Gyms, health clubs, and other fitness centers need to be held accountable to ADA rules and regulations. One glance at the ADA website reveals news of settlement agreements reached between the U.S.   Read More...

  • Stretching to Relieve Stress

    According to Campus Health Center, stress builds up, creating physical and mental stiffness. Stretching by lightening the tension of your muscles can be an effective way to prevent or relieve stress.By incorporating stretching into your daily routine, you can improve:Circulation Range of motionPostureJoint tensionMuscle stiffnessPerformanceYour ability to relaxA complete stretching routine can take at least 10 minutes. Focus on stretching the muscles you use most during your workout or thro...  Read More...

  • STABLE Accounts for Health & Wellness

    An essential part of a high quality of life is physical well-being. STABLE accounts can be used to support health and wellness and are qualified disability expenses (QDEs). Think about these options and how a STABLE account might help you reach your fitness and wellness goals:Gym MembershipPersonal TrainerWorking with a NutritionistMental Health counselorSupports to quit smokingPowerPoint presentation on OK-STABLE, in English: https://okstable.org/files/Documents/OK-STABLE-PPT.pdfPower...  Read More...

  • Exercising While Wearing a Mask

    Wearing a mask while working out can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 but, according to scientists who have started research on exercising while wearing a mask, it can also have an effect on your breathing while being active. We all know that CDC is recommending we where masks including gyms and crowded areas. These recommendations become pressing when studies have shown our breathing rates double when exercising, sending out a higher number of respiratory droplets. Scientists have ...  Read More...

  • Outdoor Activity Games to Make with Your Family

    In the summer, the days are longer and warmer and that is the time to be outside doing fun activities with your family and friends. You can modify these games for small and larger yards.1. Backyard Miniture Golf: “Create a 9-hole course across the terrain of your yard adding fun challenges throughout by incorporating the natural elements of your landscape.”2. Table Checkers: “A vintage printed tablecloth can provide the perfect back drop then gathering up buttons in two di...  Read More...

  • How To Exercise Without Exercising

    There are many people who hate exercising but want to find a way to like it. You want to see results but don’t want to do the work, right? Although nutrition is 90% of the equation, exercising is a supporting factor.   Read More...

  • Meditation for Stress & Anxiety

    Meditation is a mental exercise that helps relaxation, focus, and awareness. Meditation is to the mind as physical exercise is to the body. In Phycology, it is defined as "a family of mental training practices that are designed to familiarize the practitioner with specific types of mental processes."  There are many scientific studies that have proven the benefits of meditation like - keeping you healthy, helps prevent diseases, keeps you emotionally well, improves you physic...  Read More...

  • Quarantine Workout & Tips by Leo Hoff

    Youtuber, Leo Hoff, is going to walk you through a workout video to do at home whilst in quarantine. To watch, click here.Then if you are interested, Leo has some quarantine motivation tips for people with disabilities. To watch, click here.Enjoy your #WorkoutWednesday with Leo Hoff!   Read More...

  • The Scientific Benefits of Regular Exercise for Mental Agility

    "Exercise is a powerful tool with a special impact on how our brains work."It energizes our bodies, causing us to take deeper breaths and helping the ability of the brain to change itself. It can improve brain agility. Those who exercise achieve better brain function, such as emotional regulation and flexible thinking, and can more easily switch between tasks.   Read More...

  • Exercise for Mental Health

    Lifestyle modification can assume great importance in individuals with mental illnesses. The importance of exercise is not adequately understood or appreciated. Evidence has suggested that exercise may be an often neglected intervention in mental health care.   Read More...

  • Exercise with Limited Mobility

    Help Guide is helping us establish what workouts to do, how to set yourself up for success and how to stick with your workout routine with limited mobility.Remember that limited mobility doesn’t mean you can’t exercise! There are many ways you can move to relive stress, anxiety, ease desperation, and boost self-esteem. Maybe you are wondering what type of exercises to do.   Read More...

  • 5 Apps to Download During Quarantine to Stay Healthy!

    Our daily routines have changed unexpectedly. In light of that, there are many apps you can download to your phone to help keep track of what is being put in our body's daily, how much, and how to exercises to stay healthy during quarantine. Download the following FREE apps by going to your App Store on your phone to keep track of your healthy needs:1. Planet Fitness 2.   Read More...

  • Overload Resources on HEALTH

    For #WorkoutWednesday, we are giving you an overload of resources for you and your families HEALTH!1. Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resource page: https://www.eatright.org/coronavirus2. Action for Healthy KidsWebpage for resources on COVID-19 and staying physically and emotionally healthy at home3.   Read More...

  • Kid and Adult DIY Obstacle Courses

    It’s #WorkoutWednesday and we want to share with you 2 videos - 1 for kids and 1 for adults -  for some DIY (Do It Yourself) obstacle courses you can use to exercise!  The steps for building an obstacle course indoor or outdoor is remembering your basic exercises. For example: running, hopping, balancing, skipping, high knees, and pushups.   Read More...

  • #WorkoutWednesday Activities!

    1. Play soccer.All you need is some open space and a ball. Designate whatever is available as goals, then kick the ball around.Don’t worry about being terrible at the game – as long as you and your family are having fun, it really doesn’t matter how bad you are. 2.   Read More...

  • Is It Safe To Take A Walk During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that everybody, including those without symptoms, practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet from others, avoiding parties, crowds, and any non-essential business. But one of the questions raised with that is, "Is going outside and taking a walk going to spread coronavirus?"The CDC says that is you are in isolation without symptoms, is it a good idea to have a bit activity outside and exercise - just do not fo...  Read More...

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