The holidays — they wouldn’t be that most wonderful time of the year without the food, would they? The cookies, the drinks, the candy, all those parties with the savory munchies. It’s hard to resist each and every treat. Unfortunately, it’s necessary to exercise some discipline, especially if you’re a wheelchair user.
A spinal cord injury can make maintaining good nutrition a challenge. Your level of activity has changed — lowering your metabolism — and your ability to shop for and prepare food has probably been affected. But good nutrition, exercise and weight management are even more important now that you’re in a wheelchair than they were […]
If you’re a wheelchair user, keeping your skin healthy is of utmost importance. The loss of sensation and muscle function, along with poor circulation, can combine to cause pressure sores. A multifaceted approach can help you minimize the risk of developing pressure sores and maintain optimum skin health.