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NCHPAD - Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

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NCHPAD NEWS: June 2013
Volume 12, Issue 6

A monthly publication of NCHPAD - the NATIONAL CENTER on HEALTH, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY and DISABILITY http://www.nchpad.org.

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THIS MONTH'S TOPICS

Letter from the Director:  Creating Inclusive Physical Activity Communities for Children with Disabilities

While the latest efforts to reduce childhood obesity in the United States have been commendable, most of the ongoing initiatives do not recognize or consider the gaps in access that many families who have a child with a disability experience. The fundamental building blocks for preventing and/or reducing obesity in non-disabled children – physical activity and nutrition – also apply to children with disabilities.

To read this month’s Letter from the Director, please CLICK HERE.


From the Editor's Desk:  Great Things in Store for Summer

This month's NCHPAD Newsletter is geared towards providing you with as many ideas and resources for getting out, being active, and cooking and eating as healthy as possible.

To read this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, please CLICK HERE.

Send your questions and comments to Laura K. Womble, NCHPAD News Editor, at lauraw@lakeshore.org.


Nutrition Spotlight:  Grab Your Spatula, It’s Grilling Season

It’s finally June and the weather is warm, which means we have entered grilling season. In this month’s Nutrition Spotlight you’ll find helpful grilling tips and some seasonal grilling recipes.

To read this month’s column, please CLICK HERE.


Senior Corner:  ABC’s of Balance

 Most of us don’t think a lot about balance until we experience a fall, near fall, or other situation where our balance is challenged. This month’s Senior Corner presents several basic balance exercises, along with variations and progressions

To read this month’s column, please CLICK HERE.


Training Corner:  Overcoming Exercise Obstacles

While the barriers may be different, not exercising for whatever reason seems to be pretty universal. From the individual who can’t find an accessible gym, the person who doesn’t know what to do, or the one who just doesn’t enjoy exercising, they will all experience the same “side effects” from the lack of physical activity in their life. So, how can we change that?

To read this article, please CLICK HERE.


Kids Korner: Sizzling Summer Sports

While summer typically represents a time for camps, vacations, or simply not going to school, it is also a time when kids across the country, just like you, are competing in track, field, archery, table tennis, and swimming. Learn how you can get involved in the summer sports today by reading this month’s Kids Korner!

To read this article, please CLICK HERE.


Kids Nutrition Korner:  How Full is Your Fuel Tank?

You have to try this really fun nutrition game that I found while searching the Internet the other day. I know what you’re thinking, “How can a nutrition game be fun?” Well it is! Check out this month’s Kids Nutrition Korner to learn how to play the game and find two kid-friendly recipes to try out this month.

To read this article, please CLICK HERE.

** Please send potential topic areas that you would like to see discussed to email@nchpad.org with a subject heading of “Kids Korner.”** 


Kids Korner, For the Parents:  Engaging Your Child in Summer Sports

Did you know your kids could get involved in summer athletics? Read this month’s Kids Korner, For the Parents to learn what sports are available and how to get your child involved in them today.

To read this article, please CLICK HERE.

** Please send potential topic areas that you would like to see discussed to email@nchpad.org with a subject heading of “Kids Korner.”** 


Research Corner:  Perceptions of a Videogame-Based Dance Exercise Program Among Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Physical activity and exercise are an important component of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. However, for people with chronic health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities. This month’s Research Corner reviews a study done on a videogame-based dance exercise program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

To read this article, please CLICK HERE.

** Please send potential topic areas that you would like to see discussed to email@nchpad.org with a subject heading of “Research Corner.”** 


From the Information Specialists' Desks:  Updates & Upcoming Events

At NCHPAD, we hope you will take advantage of all of the resources at your disposal to stay active throughout the upcoming warm months.  Don’t forget to check out our program and organization databases to see what opportunities for physical activity and recreation may be close to you.

To read this column, please CLICK HERE.




Disclaimer: Proper precautions must be taken before you begin an exercise program. An understanding of your current health status and potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. This program is intended to incorporate high-intensity physical activity into your daily life, but should not be used in place of physical therapy, professional medical advice, or treatment.


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