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Unresolved Anger: How constructive expression has physical and psychological benefits

Anger is an emotion, as are sadness, fear, and happiness. It is when we attempt to avoid anger that it will accumulate inside our minds and bodies until it overflows in an inappropriate outburst or leads to mental and physical illnesses. When acknowledged, accepted, and expressed constructively, it can let others know how we feel, help us to understand ourselves better, and become our ally when we are ready to stand up for ourselves and to make positive changes in our lives.

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Woman with Disabilities: How Accessible is the Road to Motherhood?

For many women who became disabled through accident or illness, or who were born with a physical disability, the unfulfilled lifelong dream of having a child becomes yet one more loss. This should not be the case. This is a challenge that needs to be examined collectively by society, and overcome in order to give these women an equal opportunity to become the great mothers they are fully capable of being.

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Fit, Fabulous, and Stressed…Oh My!

By asking my limited mobility girlfriends, “How do you relieve yourself of stress?” I received a multitude of ideas. They suggested baseball games, concerts, listening to music, massages, cuddling with pets, mindless TV watching, fishing, exercise, scrapbooking, and wheelchair runs. Great ideas and one also mentioned that it is “difficult to shut off the brain at night”. So what are some ideas to help shut off the brain when other methods aren’t working to help relieve stress?

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Sit and BE Fit!

The benefits of exercise are not restricted to people who have full mobility. In fact, if injury, disability, illness, or…

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Selecting a Fitness Trainer Who Understands Your Disability

Experience is probably the most important attribute for a trainer to have when working with someone who has a disability. Training able bodied clients, and even elite athletes, can be taught through courses and books. The basics of training disabled clients can be taught as well, however it is the nuances between and within each disability that often can only be learned through experience.