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"I try to eat oatmeal with milled flax seeds and berries every morning. Seems to keep my bulge down a bit. Fiber in your diet will definitely help. Me and some friends get together and do endurance pushing. That is a good combo. Stay active and try…"
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"Thanks for your reply, Andria. I'll have to get looser fitting shirts. I'm going to keep twisting and shadow boxing. It's good cardio and maybe it will keep my gut from getting any bigger.   "


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Wheelchair gut

Posted by Steve Campbell on July 25, 2014 at 9:12pm 3 Comments

Is there an exercise I can do to reduce my wheelchair gut? I'm a C5/6 quad from a bicycle accident four years ago. I workout six hours a week at Project Walk in Claremont plus a few hours at home on my own. My core is pretty good thanks to my specialists at PW but I still have a gut over my abs. I started twisting (like the dance) in my chair hoping it will burn off some calories. I lock my brakes, twist back and forth and then go into punching straight ahead. I do three sets of those. I…


Blax gloves

Posted by Steve Campbell on July 21, 2014 at 7:47pm 2 Comments

Hi Pishrim friends. I bought these Blax gloves and they just didn't work for my needs. I'm a C5/6 quad and my hands are closed. I tried them four or five times but they weren't for me. They're barely used and I paid $42.95 for them. I'm asking for $35.00. If you're interested or have questions,…


Let'em Roll Casino Night Fundraiser this Saturday!

Posted by Jessica on July 21, 2014 at 10:33am 1 Comment

Triumph Foundation invites you to join us in helping people triumph over Spinal Cord Injury by supporting our upcoming fundraiser. …


Experimental stem cell treatment FAIL

Posted by Richard Bell on July 16, 2014 at 1:03pm 1 Comment

Source: Engadget

Stem cells are seen as one of modern…


Toyota Siena for sale

Posted by Maribelle Eliora Koller on July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

I am selling 2004 Toyota Siena. It has an automatic IMS ramp that hides under the floor, so the inside of the van has room for friends, family and even camping. The ramp and the van have always worked properly increasing my independence, as I travel by myself to visit…


Episode 44 "Casa Colina" Outdoor Adventures and Land Meets Sea sports camp

Posted by Richard Bell on July 3, 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments

In this episode, we sit with Ruben BARAJAS and Priti PATEL to share Casa Colina's outdoor adventure program and the Land Meets Sea Sports Camp. Enjoy :)


Portland, Oregon travel tips

Started by Michele Altamirano in Care. Last reply by Michele Altamirano on Saturday. 2 Replies

Looking for travel tips and info helpful for maneuvering about the city in a manual wheelchair. How accessible is the city?

Suggestions on a RIgid Frame Chair?

Started by Bouri Mila in Equipment. Last reply by Paula Reyes Jun 20. 3 Replies

Hey guys, I could really use some advice. Ever since my surgery three years ago I have been in a large, heavy duty framed folding chair as my everyday. This thing is just pretty much shot and at this point trying to adjust or fix everything would…Continue

6 Things You Need to Know About Weight Control, By Dr. Boris Del Cid, D.C.

Started by Dr. Boris E. Del Cid, D.C. in Food Apr 21. 0 Replies

First of all, we need to know that 20% of people with SCI's end up with diabetes due to weight control issues.  Therefore, pay attention to this article I've written to help.  I have lost 40 lbs on the last 10 months following these principles.  I…Continue

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Started by sheila in Care Apr 7. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,My name is Sheila and i happen to be a carer for my husband Michael (he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1999 which resulted in T12 paraplegia and hypoxic brain injury). I started to keep an online blog…Continue

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Hardware removal

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care Feb 14. 0 Replies

I broke my back at the T-9 level in October, 2010. I am a complete para. I have had no pain relief since then. It only continues to get worse. It is slightly below the level of injury around T-10 and it wraps around my body like a vise. And it…Continue

WHILL EV (Electronic Vehicle)

Started by Olivia Almalel in Equipment Feb 13. 0 Replies

Just a really cool design and wanted to share.https://whill.jp/news/This is actually already in production and ready for pre-orders.Want to test drive the future sidewalk EV (electric vehicle)?, WHILL type…Continue

Tags: japan, vehicle, electric, wheelchair

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Injured as undergrad, college teacher learns to cope

Bob Bell Quadreplegic Professor

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Pensacola, Fla., is more than 1,100 miles from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., but Robert Bell found himself feeling right at home as soon as he visited the Minnesota campus. The university turned out to be the site of a life-changing event: While an undergraduate student, Bell was accidentally paralyzed… Continue Reading »

How a quadriplegic ex-wrestler reached Gold in League of Legends

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A week before he was due to compete in a wrestling tournament in Korea, 17-year-old Carl-Akira Fujinami took a dive into a shallow wave in Australia and hit sand, hard. 19-year-old Carl doesn’t wrestle. Damage to his spine means he has lost full use of his limbs. But he does rank Gold in League of… Continue Reading »

InvoTek receives $175,000 grant for ‘handcycling’ project

Grant Will Fund Development of Quad Rider – A Gear and Braking Device that Helps People with Disabilities Operate a Handcycle Safely Alma, Ark. – July 22, 2014 – InvoTek, Inc., a research and development company in Alma, Arkansas, recently received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health. … Continue Reading »

Paralympian Jen French Announced as Conquer Paralysis Now’s First Champion

Conquer Paralysis Now

French joins the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation’s effort to cure paralysis in next decade. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 – Joining Conquer Paralysis Now as its first champion in the movement to cure paralysis in the next decade is Paralympic silver medalist and quadriplegic Jennifer French. As a result of a snowboarding accident,… Continue Reading »



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