I love the summer. As soon as the sun starts shining and the temperature gets about 15 degrees, I spend as much time outside as possible. However we all know that too much of a good thing can be bad for us, and too much sun can result in nasty sunburns. Those of us with SCI are more susceptible to sunburns for several reasons, such as lack of movement and sensation, reduced circulation, the common tendency towards poor diet and the intake of antibiotics. While it makes sense
Eat Well, Get Active & Stay Healthy!
We all know that eating well and working out are essential to good health – and this couldn't be more true for people with SCI. Numerous SCI studies show that including certain nutrients in your diet and getting physically active 3-4 times a week can help improve your strength and endurance, reduce pain and depression, prevent the development of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as keep you looking good, feeling great, enhance your independence a