From the Information Specialist's Desk
- Back to school! Remember to incorporate fitness and physical activity into your busy schedule. Exercise can be conducted during or after school. Check out the following NCHPAD monographs for ideas on how to stay active while heading back to school or work:
Additionally, other resources, such as P.E. Central (http://www.ncpad.org/663/2759/2003-09-01) can provide parents with ideas on how to assist their children in participating in fitness and recreation. Likewise, exercise before or after work or on your coffee break, and set goals for yourself and your family, such as participating in Women's Health and Fitness Day on September 24 and Family Health and Fitness Day on September 27 (http://www.ncpad.org/663/2759/2003-09-01).
- Upcoming Events: The NCHPAD Web site includes a calendar of upcoming conferences and events on physical activity, health promotion, and disability (http://www.ncpad.org/events/). If you would like your conference information posted, please send the information to Cheeri Ong, Information Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Exercise, sports, and recreation programs: Tell us about the disability-friendly programs in your community, particularly for children, so that we can expand the NCHPAD database of accessible programs. Do you operate or work out in an accessible facility that you would like to have listed in our programs database? If so, complete our 7-minute survey, and we'll send you a free NCHPAD t-shirt! To obtain a copy of the survey, contact Cheeri Ong at email@example.com.