Progress Made on Physical Activity Guidelines Initiative

As a member of the Federal Physical Activity Guidelines Coalition, we are pleased to report significant progress being made in Washington, D.C. 

In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, the Coalition was able to obtain bipartisan support from Congress urging her to begin the process of reviewing and renewing the federal physical activity guidelines issued in 2008.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans include recommendations of the types and amounts of physical activity that people of any age or ability level should perform to gain important health benefits.  Because of the rapidly evolving nature of our scientific understanding of the benefits of exercise, we believe the guidelines must be reviewed at least every five years, as are federal dietary guidelines.

Breast Cancer Survivor Helps Others Achieve Their Best Possible Recovery

Doreen Puglisi, M.S. is an exercise physiologist and educator who transformed her professional – then personal – experience with cancer into a successful rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors.  In just six years, the nonprofit organization she established has trained and certified more than 400 instructors in the United States, Australia and Europe to help women recover their mobility, strength, and range of motion following breast cancer surgery.

The Pink Ribbon Program originated when Doreen began working with breast cancer survivors as a Pilates Instructor and Exercise Physiologist.  She was stunned to discover that survivors were discharged following mastectomy, lymph node dissections and even reconstructive surgeries without a plan for either physical therapy or rehabilitation of the affected side.  With her energy, drive and knowledge of exercise physiology, Doreen set out to develop a program to help her clients achieve their best possible recovery. (more…)

Healing Moves Volunteers Meeting

Please join us at our next Healing Moves Foundation Volunteers Meeting!  We will be focusing on helping women with breast cancer.  Much of the lunch hour will be devoted to the upcoming Pink Ribbon Program.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy,  Suite 320  (Grubb & Ellis office in south Reno, just west of the Home Depot store.)

(775) 686-9296  cell phone (text or call)

Why volunteer?

There is nothing quite like helping people who are in need. When you start to feel overwhelmed with the pressures of life, try to focus on someone else’s life. Open your eyes to the challenges others are facing. Oftentimes our personal struggles don’t seem so daunting when compared to the worries of our friends or acquaintances. If you are able to give help to others in need, a true healing will begin to take place. You will help heal another person, but most importantly you will help heal yourself.

Pink Ribbon Program Coming to Reno!

Register to become a Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist!  The Pink Ribbon Program is coming to Reno, Nevada on November 4 & 5, 2011.  This very special course is open to physical therapists, occupational therapists, Pilates instructors, personal trainers, lymphedema treatment specialists and nurses.   The Pink Ribbon Program helps restore the quality of life and healthy body image for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer despite any physical limitations brought on by their course of treatment.  Click for more information on the Pink Ribbon Program and to register for these special classes. (more…)

Adventure Day Event for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities and their friends and family are invited to explore summertime sports at Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day at the Sparks Marina Park on Sunday, June 12. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature hand-cycling, kayaking, sailing and adapted rock climbing. New this year, the Note-Ables will sponsor a get up and moving booth with fun activities using hula-hoops and more.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to come out and try something new in a fun, safe environment. Participants are required to have a guardian sign a release form to take part. Don’t forget the sunscreen and wear close-toed shoes.

For more information, call 353-7815. The Sparks Marina Park is located at 300 Howard Drive.  Print the flyer for the event.

Click on Disabled Sports USA Far West to read about more fun and exciting programs designed for people of all ages and abilities!

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