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mobileWOMEN's Cheryl Price using the Vitaglide
Everyone needs exercise, but it's especially important that wheelchair-mobile women get a regular workout because it helps maintain good spinal posture and muscle tone. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that only 57% of American adults with limited mobility exercise regularly, while those who do ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT
Travel for All Logo
Fortunately, many countries are seeking ways to create diversity and inclusion for travelers with ‘Specific Requirements’ and providing many accessible options. It’s important to remember though, the world is not 100% accessible; however, if you are okay with a few bumps in the road, anything is possible! mobileWOMEN.org is thrilled to announce ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 15, 2018 3:42 PM EDT
Lindsey
Lindsey Becker is an Entertainment Journalist currently living in Tennessee. Lindsey is a wheelchair user who was born with Spina Bifida . Growing up, she was on the first ever "wheelcheerleading" and dance team and through her involvement in the Spina Bifida community and being a participant of the ABLE Youth program, she had opportunities to travel ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 24, 2018 2:48 PM EDT
Bicep curls in a Wheelchair
Ahhh…nothing like beautiful summer days. Gathering with friends and family for picnics, barbeques and road trips to favorite vacation spots, become the priority and next thing we know, our schedule is jam-packed until September. Unfortunately, sometimes our fitness regimen gets put aside when actually, it’s an ideal time to get moving and enjoy ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 6, 2018 11:37 AM EDT
Fusion cast with Rashmi Becker (3rd from left) Photo: Stephen Wright Photography
Fusion , the UK's first inclusive Latin and ballroom dance showcase with disabled and non-disabled artists, has been making headlines and leaving audiences demanding more. Presented by pioneering UK dance company Step Change Studios (covered in one of our previous articles ), Fusion premiered at the internationally renowned home for dance in ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 27, 2018 12:51 PM EDT
Hospital Bracelet
In a previous article , we covered some preparations and what to expect when going to the hospital for surgery. Staying in the hospital can be an uncomfortable affair, but more importantly, it can be dangerous. Going to the hospital for any length of time, exposes you to a variety of diseases that your immune system may not be up to handling. Medical ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 21, 2018 11:13 AM EDT
Suicide
Christine Mason Miller said, “At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story will end.” A recurring theme for the last two years has been high-profile suicides in conjunction with a dramatic spike in the national average of suicide and suicide attempts. Given the gravity and level of surprise at last week’s two celebrity losses, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 13, 2018 11:03 AM EDT
Tabassum Chagani
I am the youngest of three siblings, and grew up in a large, multi-generational house in Karachi, Pakistan. I immigrated to Canada in 1994 and have lived in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia since then. My dad had a very entrepreneurial spirit. In Canada, we think nothing of popping into a Loblaw’s or Safeway for groceries, but a large western-style ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 30, 2018 11:06 AM EDT
Travel Article
Now that spring is finally here and summer vacations soon will be upon us, the nurses at "The Rollin’ RNs" were talking about the response of our spinal cord injured bodies, in environments outside of our own safe havens. It’s a funny thing, we all expect our bodies will “mind their P’s and Q’s”, when actually they go into an odd state following time spent ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 17, 2018 12:51 PM EDT
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Domestic Abuse: The Facts and Figures Domestic abuse is a serious problem we don’t talk about often enough. Abuse can take various forms. It can be physical, emotional, or financial. The common thread through each of them, is how the abuser uses their power to hold the abused hostage, in their own homes. While survivors span through all gender ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 17, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

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