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wheelchair user's guide to holiday eating, Phoenix, Arizona

A Wheelchair User’s Guide To Holiday Eating: Too Many Calories Go Straight To The Waist

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.

staying healthy in a wheelchair, Phoenix, Arizona

Staying Healthy In A Wheelchair: Keep The Flu From Getting To You

Nobody wants to get a cold or the flu. But when you’re in a wheelchair, a cold or the flu can be especially problematic. Your lungs and bronchial tubes are harder to keep clear than the average person’s. And you run the risk of developing pneumonia. So it’s important to do everything you can to […]

when you're in a wheelchair, Phoenix, Arizona

When You’re In A Wheelchair: 5 Health Issues You Want To Avoid

When you’re in a wheelchair, it’s important to look after your overall health. Getting around can be hard enough. You don’t want to have to contend with any secondary health conditions. Here are five potential risks to your health that you should guard against. 

spinal cord injury, Phoenix, Arizona

Caring For Someone With A Spinal Cord Injury: A Beginner’s Guide

A spinal cord injury can be an adjustment for the whole family. Almost half of those who suffer a spinal cord injury need some type of assistance. Sometimes it’s minimal. But taking care of someone with this type of injury can also be a big job. If you’re caring for a loved one with a spinal […]

nutrition with spinal cord injury, Phoenix, Arizona

Nutritional Issues When You Have A Spinal Cord Injury

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 […]

healthy skin when you're in a wheelchair, Phoenix, Arizona

How To Ensure Healthy Skin When You’re In A Wheelchair

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.