Sugar??? Aren't We Sweet Enough?



 By The ROLLIN RN, Patty Kunze, RNC, BSN



When I strive to come up with articles of interest to the folks with limited mobility population, I obtain my inspiration from various sources…..magazines, TV, friends, family.  When I research and write these articles, I learn new ideas as well, along with you all that read them.  And this one is no different.  SUGAR, I love it as much as the next but how much is too much and what are the consequences of this precious sweetener on our bodies? 

Exercise? Not now . . . then when?

By Allan Checkoway
My interest in writing for mobileWOMEN.org began when I realized my previous articles had not focused on gender or any particular cause of disability. I also realized my experiences in working with disabled employees of client companies gave me a valuable perspective on the process of becoming disabled and the lifestyle changes that need to occur.

When I recently fractured my hip, I learned an important lesson I want to share with you. Being in good physical health meant I recovered quicker and without complications (vs. others who don’t exercise). Hence, I am today MOST grateful I built in the “exercise habit” decades ago, without realizing how helpful it would be rehabbing at this moment in time.

We know that Exercise has the potential to prevent chronic disease, improve the health of someone with a chronic disease and help reduce the risk of additional chronic diseases. Regrettably, we know that 47 percent of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity don't do so.

Donna Walton: On a Mission for Herself and for Others

"I didn't just lose my leg, I also lost my dream to be a performer,” says Donna R. Walton, whose left leg was amputated above-the-knee due to cancer in March 1976 when she was just 18 years old.
"It was devastating at the time," she adds. "And, honestly, the word ‘devastating’ is an understatement."

Ultimately, Walton defeated the cancer that had taken her leg and almost killed her, came to terms with her limb loss, picked up the shattered pieces of her life, and found other dreams to pursue—dreams she became highly successful at achieving.

Today, she has a doctoral degree in education and is qualified as a cognitive behavioral therapist. She's also taught in private and public schools, colleges, and universities and has held high-level positions working for the federal government over the years. In addition, she has started several organizations to help others, including LEGGTalk (www.leggtalk.com) and Divas With Disabilities (www.divaswithdisabilities.com).