VISN 2: Veterans' Wellness, Summer 2014 - New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network
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VISN 2: Veterans' Wellness, Summer 2014

     Summer 2014
Veterans Wellness Magazine Summer 2014

Share Your Story

Do you feel that VA health care has improved your quality of life?
If so, step forward and share your story with Veterans’ Wellness. To submit your story, email Kathleen.
Please include your phone number. Do not include your Social Security number or full story. We’ll call you for the details.
When the weather’s nice, spend as much time as you can outside. Being outdoors is a way to get some exercise into your day. Spending time outside can also improve your mood and leave you feeling mentally refreshed. Exercising outdoors doesn’t feel as diffcult, so you can push yourself a little harder.

How much physical activity do you need each day?
wheelchair exercises   wheelchair exercises   wheelchair exercises
30 minutes
One arm straight at side of chair, make fist, thumb up. Slowly raise right arm up to shoulder height. Hold for 2-3 seconds and then lower slowly. Repeat with left arm. Gradually raise higher if possible without pain and discomfort.
  60 minutes
Tighten abdominal muscles and, sitting upright, grasp under one thigh and pull knee to chest. Hold for 30-60 seconds. Then repeat with other leg.
  60–90 minutes
Extend your leg, lift it and hold it still. Point your toes up and then extend your toes away. Repeat 10 times with each leg.

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