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EXERCISING FOR HEALTH, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL
By RCI-The Link06 July 2010, 00h00
Our weekly health column examines the benefits of exercise, beyond weight loss. For one thing, physical activity can be just as effective in treating depression as anti-depressant medications. We talk to McMaster University exercise psychology professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.
The Paralympic Torch Relay visited the City of Toronto. SCI Action Canada was well represented at the event. Rich VanderWal (Community Advisory Board) and Amy Latimer (Research Advisory Board) had the distinct honour of carrying the torch. ParaSport Ontario (Community Partner) had sledge hockey demonstrations running throughout the day.
Classes build confidence and help participants get comfortable in their chairs.
The London Ontario Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event is featured in this edition of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Newsletter, published by the Spinal Cord Injury Research Group at St. Joseph's Health Care London.
Mac Cares, a new student club focused on assisting disabled people, recently donated $7,000 to the MacWheelers, a specialized fitness and wellness program for people with spinal cord injury run by the kinesiology department.
SCI Action Canada sponsors two Wheelchair Relay Challenges held in Hamilton and Brantford, raising $70,000 for CPAO.
A reliable and validated tool for measuring physical activity among people with Spinal Cord Injury. Available for download together with guidelines and scripts for administering the tool.
(Ottawa, ON) - The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association (CWBA) is thrilled to announce that they have partnered with the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (Wheelchair Rugby) and Tennis Canada (Wheelchair Tennis) to bring the success of the "Bridging the Gap - getting physically active" program to the National level.