Tag Archives: healthy living

Playing for Keeps

February 1st, 2021
February is observed as International Recreational Therapy Month. Also known as therapeutic recreation, recreational therapy incorporates a definition of health that goes beyond the “absence of illness.” It includes efforts to enrich physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual functioning as well. Recreational therapists are integral members of the health care team. They use sports, games, crafts, animals, and other fun activities to help individuals experiencing injury, illness, or disability participate fully and independently in daily living routines. It also enables…

Healthy or Not?

April 20th, 2016
Excitement was building in our office as we talked about getting adjustable desks so we could get out of our chairs and spend some time standing at our keyboards instead of sitting. After all, sitting all day is not good for your health. As one article I read put it, people who sit too much are at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and early death.1 The article went on to discuss a…