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mobility news: let’s go!
National Seating & Mobility Debuts Lifestyle Magazine
National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has launched a magazine written especially for people who use wheelchairs.
Let’s Get Moving’s premiere edition is being distributed through the more than 180 NSM offices in the United States and Canada. In a news announcement, NSM said the magazine will focus on “celebrating independence and elevating important topics that impact those using mobility equipment.” Let’s Get Moving will feature the personal stories of NSM clients, along with stories about travel and recreation, advocacy, and the news and trends impacting people who use mobility and accessi- bility equipment.
“Let’s Get Moving is a product of our company’s commitment to our clients,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “We want this magazine to be a celebration of our clients’ vibrant lives and a way we can build and deepen our relationship with them. Our customers are at the core of everything we do, and this magazine is no different.”
The premiere issue features a cover story on Sean Simonson, a firefighter and an avid cyclist who sustained a spinal cord injury in 2006 while training on his bike. Less than a year after the accident, Simonson completed rehab and returned to the Milpitas (Calif.)
Fire Department as its Manager of the Office
of Emergency Services, and he has continued to train for cycling events and triathlons.
Buckley, NSM’s
VP of Marketing,
said, “In the debut
issue and every
issue that follows,
we want to delve
into stories and
topics that engage
and empower our clients. We want to keep our clients
up to date on the latest information about mobility and accessibility, while also sharing their stories of living life to the fullest.”
To get your copy of Let’s Get Moving in digital or print format, visit 
#HowIWalk Seeks to Rebrand Walking
A Web site called #HowIWalk is asking people to rethink what they know about walking.
Noting that 50 percent of adults with disabilities report they get no aerobic physical activity, and that 20 percent of the population has a
disability, the Web site seeks to promote walking “as an inclusive physical activity term that is individualized. We envision a future of community health inclusion, one in which health promotion activities are accessible to all.”
The campaign focuses on walking because it’s a simple activity linked to significant health benefits, and because it’s “a viable form of physical activity for Americans of all ages and abilities. There are various ways to talk, and now is the time to rebrand the word walking so that everybody is included in walking initiatives.”
#HowIWalk acknowledges a number of challenges to its walking goals, including streets that can be difficult
to navigate for people who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility, as well as for people with reduced vision. People who live in neighborhoods that lack sidewalks report being less active than people who live in commu- nities with sidewalks, the site said.
The Web site also encourages walkers to share their journeys on social media to motivate others. For more information, visit

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