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Have you ever wondered how to order a wheelchair that is designed specifically for you? Maybe you are unsure how to transfer from your chair into your friend's SUV or how to push a grocery cart and your wheelchair at the same time. Meet Mary Allison Cook. She is a wife, professional, and eight-time member of the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team. With 23 years of experience as a wheelchair user, Mary Allison will answer all of your questions and more through a new series entitled How To: With Mary Allison. This series will give wheelchair users tips and tricks on how to conquer the world with confidence, ease, and style.
Inclusive communities provide people with disabilities equal access to and opportunities for healthy living. This can be achieved by implementing policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes that increase access to physical activity, healthful food, and healthy weight management initiatives.
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, in partnership with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, Lakeshore Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Disability and Health Branch announce the “Promoting Activity and Inclusive Healthy Communities Series,” a collection of videos showcasing the work of 10 communities in five states to improve access to healthier lifestyle choices for people living with disabilities.
How I Walk is a movement to rebrand the word walking by challenging individual and societal perspectives lead by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). The visual campaign aims to promote walking as an inclusive physical activity term that is individualized. There are various ways to walk, and now is the time to rebrand the word walking so that everybody is included in walking initiatives.
How I Walk encourages individuals to share their mode of walking through picture, video, or other media by using the hashtag #HowIWalk. Additionally, How I Walk encourages health promotion providers and walking advocates to adopt this mentality while utilizing the Action Toolkit to promote inclusion in walking initiatives.
Join the movement to rebrand walking! Visit nchpad.org/howiwalk.
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) and the Exercise Connection launch new video series, Improving the Lives of Individuals with Autism through Exercise. The goal of the series is to help parents, caregivers, educators and therapists introduce exercise to their children or students on the autism spectrum. The series will unveil on NCHPAD’s YouTube Channel with three new episodes released per week. bit.ly/autismfit