In 2021, the RFC and ABLE EIG recruited volunteers for focus groups and interviews to find out more about fitness, wellness, and recreation experiences of people with disabilities at SAS. To read more about that process, check out this SAS Life blog. As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Trees have been a source of awe my entire life. My grandparent’s house was an easy walk through the forest. I loved long visits with them and regularly enjoyed my grandmother’s famous chocolate chip cookies 😊. So, of course, I walked amongst the trees daily. My love for the hiking
INTRODUCTION Have you ever thought of breathing as a type of movement or physical activity? Consider this. It’s the first movement we did when we were born. And we all do it – an average of 14-16 times per minute. It’s essential for every other aspect of living. And it’s accessible to
In 2021, the RFC and ABLE Employee Inclusion Group teamed up to find out more about fitness, wellness, and recreation experiences of people with disabilities at SAS. The goal was to understand employees' individual and collective experiences with the RFC, and opportunities to enhance accessibility and inclusivity of programs offered.
I watched my husband practice or "play" tai chi for several years before I was willing to give it a go. "That's too slow for me," I thought. "I won't be able to do it". Tai chi, originally a martial art, provides me with joy and I'm so glad I
What kind of movement do you hunger for? Yes, I said hunger for…what kind of movement would bring you joy? Maybe it’s a quick “snack” of restorative yoga postures, a set of barbell squats for “dessert”, or just a “side” of dancing for 5 minutes in the living room. Perhaps
How do you manage your energy and productivity throughout your day? Wanna know my secret? I take movement breaks often and eat lunch! According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 156 million full-time workers in the United States spend at least one-third of their day at the workplace.
It’s rare that we think this moment is the only moment that matters. We're often thinking about what just happened or filtering through our list of to-dos. These are the things that pull us into what Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance, calls the "trance of thinking". It's been really
Trusting myself, my body, my sensations, and my experience has been monumental in helping me sustain active living and well being. Fitness must address the human being, not just the human body and staying well requires me to trust my intuition, my experience, and my own tolerance to challenges. It
Introducing Guest Blogger: Shelly Starling Shelly is a Fitness/Wellness intern at the Recreation and Fitness Center. She is pursuing an Associates degree in Health and Fitness Science at Wake Technical Community College. Her interest in mind/body connection led her to pursue her 200 hour yoga certification in 2017. She enjoys