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Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips

Use these tips to increase your physical activity.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Adaptive Sports - National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

This page lists fact sheets on physical activities and adaptive sports appropriate for individuals with physical limitations.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

Directory of Organizations for Athletes with Disabilities

This directory contains resources for athletes with disabilities who wish to engage in sports competitions and activities, and for physiatrists and the general public who would like to volunteer with these organizations.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Exercise and Fitness - National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

This page has information on types of exercise, fitness techniques, and equipment for people with disabilities.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

Exercise: The Backbone of Spine Treatment- (PDF)

Spine experts agree that physical activity is important for people with low back pain. This brochure will show you how to stay active while controlling your pain, and how proper activity may help protect against recurring back pain.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

North American Spine Society

Exercise: The Backbone of Spine Treatment- (PDF)

Spine experts agree that physical activity is important for people with low back pain. This brochure will show you how to stay active while controlling your pain, and how proper activity may help protect against recurring back pain.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

North American Spine Society

Health Promoting Behaviors Checklist for Women with Disabilities--Physical Activity

Use this checklist to assess how much time in an average week you spend doing physical activities. Additionally, the checklist can help you determine what it would take to raise your level of self-confidence for physical activity.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities

How to Get Involved with Sports - Disabled Sports USA

Disabled Sports USA provides articles on how people with disabilities can get involved with various sports and physical activities.

Review Date: July 23, 2012

Disabled Sports USA

Life Options: Free Materials for Kidney Patients

Download free brochures on exercise for dialysis patients, tips for traveling, employment and vocational rehabilitation, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Life Options Rehabilitation Program

Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers To Common Questions

The American Cancer Society offers these questions and answers to address common concerns of cancer survivors regarding diet and physical activity.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

American Cancer Society

Overview of Tai Chi

This brief history of the practice and philosophy of Tai Chi includes the roles of meditation, movement and deep breathing in improving health, balance, wellness and sleep.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

American Tai Chi Association

Program Locator: Special Olympics

Find a Special Olympics office near you to learn about volunteering or how children and adults with intellectual disabilities can participate in year-round sports training and competition.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Special Olympics

Search for Disability Related Sporting Events

Search by zip code for disability-related sporting events throughout the United States.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Disabled Sports USA

Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being (Video)

Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Tai Chi and Qigong Class Locator

Find a local Tai Chi or Qigong class to enhance your health and wellness. Classes and instructors are listed by city.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Tai Chi Association