I created a list of 7 easy ways to add some to your holiday season this year.
December has arrived. So many of us struggle in the Holiday season with the increase in activity, visitors, schedules etc. It can be a really tough time. One of the things I have learned in this journey, and truly try to practice, is remembering to say no. I struggled with this for a long time and now understand how important it is, for you and for your family! It doesn’t make you a “bad guy” and you will still be accepted and loved by those that truly matter.
It is inevitable that the Holidays create stress and anxiety for many. What we can try to control is how and what we do to try not to add more to our “plates”. Here is a list that I created of things that work for me along with things I want to do do.
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar
To get us in the mood for the Thanksgiving Holiday, I have come up with 8 ways we can find gratitude & be thankful. So often, with holidays, we forget the true meaning and the stressors / triggers of family create chaos, some of which we can try to remove.
Symptoms can include runny nose, cough, sore throat, high fever, fatigue, chills, headache and muscle aches and inflammation (usually Influenza B)
Patients are contagious with the flu for 1 day BEFORE symptoms begin up to 5-7 days AFTER becoming ill.
On physical exam the patient is typically ill-appearing, but the lung examination is usually unremarkable.
Complications usually are associated with children under 5 years of age, and they include secondary infections of the middle ears (otitis media), sinuses (sinusitis), and lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia).
The virus is transmitted by breathing in secretions from an infected individual who coughed, sneezed, or was even talking in close proximity.
It does not respond to antibiotic therapy.
The acute illness lasts for several days, but the cough and fatigue may last for weeks.
Influenza is believed to affect 20% of children and 5% of adults worldwide every year.
Because the virus changes each year, you are not immune to the flu after you are infected.FLU-VACCINE:Current recommendations are that all individuals over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine. This is considered by the CDC to be the most important step in flu-prevention.
For families facing an autism diagnosis, it is often confusing and frustrating to know where to turn while considering options for treatment and education for their child. One family who received services at The Founders Center recently shared their story.
In order to meet demand as well as deliver the best service possible, River City Inclusive Gymnastics has started two new teens’ classes. These classes are on Thursday evenings from 6pm-7pm and Saturday mornings from 11:30am-12:30pm and are for athletes ages 12-18. These classes run in a similar format to their other. For those unfamiliar with RCIG’s classes, think of a group fitness class taught within the framework of an obstacle course whose focus is building confidence, strength, balance, mobility, coordination, and social skills all while receiving individualized attention and coaching.
The idea for these new teens’ classes came to RCIG staff last spring while hosting the Down Syndrome Fun Quest group. After such an energetic event, staff members were still riding the wave of endorphins and adrenaline when they realized that if they wanted to have this much fun on a weekly basis then they needed to create a class for teens just like the ones that came with the Fun Quest group. This set the gears in motion and River City’s first inclusive Teens class was launched this past summer. This first class was such a success that all the athletes signed up again in the fall which then lead River City to add a second class on Saturday mornings.
If anyone is interested in finding out more information about this or another of the other classes being offered by River City Inclusive Gymnastics, please contact the gym at (804) 784-1990. Any prospective athlete can always participate in a free trial class before signing up, just call the gym at the number listed above to schedule your trial. If you would like to see photos and videos of some of the amazing athletes from River City you can visit their website at www.rcig.org and visit their Facebook page facebook/rcig.org.
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Hello, Internet! Cole here. Sorry I haven’t uploaded anything for a while; I’ve been having a rough time with junior year this fall, and I just haven’t been able to integrate this column into my schedule very well. I seem to be approaching recovery, though, so hopefully I should be able to create more content in the near future.
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