Category Archives: June 2007

Active Living

The meteoric rise in rates of overweight and obesity among Americans in the past two decades is largely due to sedentary activities. In fact, only 45 percent of Americans get the recommended minimum amount of exercise each week (30 minutes each day, most days of the week). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most cases of cancer, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and some forms of arthritis—the so-called lifestyle diseases—are directly or indirectly … Continue reading

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Bernie’s Legacy

Editor’s Note: Instead of simply offering an article on how to make your facility accessible to all populations, we decided to provide this first-person narrative on how important these features are to the people who use them. If you’ve ever struggled with meeting the sometimes confusing ADA requirements and pulled your hair out trying to figure out how to be accessible and in budget, this story might help to keep you charging forward, secure in the knowledge that the service … Continue reading

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Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs

The need for and appeal of water is universal. Here in the United States, we have a tendency to take access to this building block of life for granted. We’re spoiled by its natural abundance, whether it’s the Great Lakes, the two oceans that border our country, the huge Gulf of Mexico or various, impressive rivers cutting through our land and giving life to all in their path. Recognizing the importance of this national resource and the magnitude of its … Continue reading

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The Beat of Life

It was August of 1976 and I had my temporary license, which meant I could drive but had to be accompanied by a parent. The victim of constant parental critique, I sat with my hands at “10 and 2,” going a thrill-seeking 25 mph and quietly driving the family Ford Maverick into the grocery store parking lot. Mom went inside to get “just a few things,” and I stayed in the car. This move was partly to not be seen … Continue reading

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