5 Seated Exercises (With Videos)

We’ve all heard the benefits of exercise, from increased strength and weight loss to elevated mood, reduced risk of heart disease, and beyond. However, for many of us it is not as simple as going for a walk or bike ride. When dealing with a leg injury, knee pain, spinal cord injury, or other physical condition, the…

How to: Create an Accessible Garden (and why you should!)

One of the best ways to support both yourself and the planet is to plant a garden! Regardless of how much space you have, your gardening skill level, or your mobility, you can reap the benefits of a garden! Not sure if gardening is right for you? Consider the following benefits: Increased dexterity and hand strength…

8 Tips to Reduce Chronic Pain (Naturally!)

Many of us suffer from physical pain at one time or another, whether it be related to a sprain or sore muscle, arthritis, or simply age. Doctors may prescribe medications for these types of pains – while useful at helping to alleviate the pain, they can come with unpleasant side effects, be ineffective, or downright expensive….

How To: Exercises from Your Wheelchair

Wheelchair Exercises It’s the beginning of 2016, and you know what that means… New Year’s Resolutions! Although many people plan to better themselves in an assortment of ways, there’s one resolution that’s always at the top of the list: losing weight. And, rest assured, there are more diet/exercise tips floating around to keep most people…

20 Restaurants Where Veterans Can Grab a Free Meal this Veterans Day

Are you a veteran with an appetite for a good deal? With Veterans Day quickly approaching (November 11), there’s a multitude of businesses that are offering promotions to former servicemen and active-duty military. There’s free haircuts (at Great Clips), 10% discounts (Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Rack Room Shoes), as well as plenty of other amazing…

8 Most Powerful TED Talks on Disability

Have you ever watched a TED Talk? Since its creation in 1984, TED (which stands for “technology, entertainment, and design”) has grown from a yearly event to a viral video phenomenon. Featuring presentations from some of the brightest minds in science, philosophy, entertainment, business, philanthropy, and religion, the nonprofit organization has amassed a worldwide community…

Is Coffee Good or Bad for You Later in Life?

Mmmmm, coffee… There’s nothing quite like the smell of a fresh cup of joe in the morning. I’m even taking a sip as I write this (I take mine with just a splash of creamer, no sugar). But throughout the years, researchers have sought to find a definitive answer to this question: “Is coffee good…

16 Superfoods for Healthy Seniors (WITH RECIPES!)

I know what you’re thinking: “It’s not even New Years!” or “Summer’s almost over so I don’t need to focus on my ‘beach bod’ anymore!” We know… But the truth is eating healthy shouldn’t be seasonal or a tried-and-failed New Year’s resolution – it should be something we consider every time we sit down for…

Why We Love the ADA (And You Should Too!)

Did you know that the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not begin on July 26, 1990 at the White House? True, Congress did officially pass the ADA at that time; George H. W. Bush did sign it into law. However, the movement had already begun years before due to thousands of…

9 Inspirational Quotes on Overcoming Disability

Some people just know the right things to say – mom and dad, friends, teachers… When you’re in need of a pick-me-up, kind words can oftentimes be the best medicine. Here are 9 inspirational quotes that deal with overcoming disabilities. Which one is your favorite? Do you have a quote of your own that inspires…