Get on the Court with Wheelchair Basketball – How You Can Get Started

Basketball season may have inspired you to take up wheelchair basketball. You may find yourself wondering, however, if wheelchair basketball is right for you and where to start. Look no further! Below are answers to some of the most popular topics on wheelchair basketball—from rules to rear wheel size. Qualifying to Play Wheelchair Basketball Anyone […]

Have SCI? CPAP May be the Answer for Sleep Troubles

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you sleep only a few hours a night? A new study shows that people with spinal cord injury could benefit from being assessed for sleep apnea. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 77 percent of spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors have symptomatic sleep-disordered breathing, and nearly 92 […]

Get the Dirt on Accessible Gardening

What comes to your mind when you think of gardening? Many picture someone on their hands and knees, digging in the ground. This isn’t the only way you can enjoy a garden, though. Many people with different physical abilities can still get out in the garden!. The following resources may help you cultivate your green […]

Hitting the Field with Wheelchair Lacrosse

Hold onto your helmets, sports fans! Wheelchair lacrosse is the newest full contact adaptive sport to gain traction in the USA since rugby started in 1977. Lacrosse is a sport that involves a unique combination of speed, skill, agility, grace, teamwork, and finesse. Basketball inventor James Naismith once called it, "the best of all possible field […]

SPORTS 'N SPOKES: Leading the Charge Into Wheelchair Sports

Since its inception in 1975, SPORTS 'N SPOKES magazine has served as the "Sports Illustrated" for the wheelchair community. Currently distributed to 43 countries worldwide, SPORTS 'N SPOKES says, “Our readers come from all walks of life all having one thing in common: determination!” Readers find ample resources on the magazine's pages and website, such as pictures, […]

Wheel:Life Joins The Boston Red Sox's Run to Home Base

Wheel:Life is excited to announce that our staff writer Justin Racine will be participating in the Boston Red Sox's 2013 Run to Home Base!  The 9K road race begins on the famous Yawkee way in Fenway Park, and ends with runners actually running into center field, crossing the home plate as they finish. Beyond the […]

Dennis Van Der Meer’s Dream Changed the World of Wheelchair Tennis

Editor’s Note: Tennis is one of the most popular wheelchair sports. As you progress, you can have plenty of competition with able-bodied tennis players as well as with wheelchair athletes. What has caused wheelchair tennis to have such phenomenal growth in the last few years? One major contributor to this growth has been the Professional […]

Vitamin D Shines Light on Multiple Sclerosis

We all remember the days of the Flintstone vitamin craze, but how else have vitamins progressed over time? Well not much at all really, they still look, act and taste the same. However, what has progressed is the research and knowledge that recently has been brought to the forefront of what the right vitamins can […]

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