Quick Tip: How To Stay Active With A Disability

Whether you have a mobility, hearing or visually impairment, you need to get regular physical activity.

Leading an active lifestyle strengthens your heart, builds strong muscles and bones, improves coördination, relieves stress, improves your mood, reduces fatigue, and raises your self-esteem.

How To Begin

Aerobic Exercise

Aim for 20-30 minutes daily of moderate aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, water exercise, dancing, stationary bike, raking leaves, seated rowing machine, or chair aerobics.

Strengthening exercisee

Do strengthening activities 2 days per week, such as lifting and pulling weights, elastic bands, or bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, squats, or wall push-aways.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Get guidance from your doctor.
  • Don’t be in a hurry.  Getting stronger and more flexible takes time.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others.  Do exercises according to your ability and what you enjoy.
  • Join a support organization according to your disability.
  • Don’t give up.

Exercise Support Organizations For Disabled Persons

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training.

Posted on April 21, 2013, in Exercise, Quick Tips and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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