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Ability Not a Disability! How Exercise Can Make a Difference
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Ability Not a Disability! How Exercise Can Make a Difference

Everyone should have the right to practice adequate physical health. However, for those who live with a disability, this can prove to be a bit challenging. Conventional exercise methods aren’t doable and these individuals still require ways to improve their bodies. Fortunately, there’s an exercise regime for everyone, including those who might not have the ability to practice in a regular way.

Fitness is crucial

Maintaining a healthy body is important for everyone. The mind and the body are two sides of the same coin and if you neglect physical health, you’re also neglecting your mental well-being. Fitness isn’t just about having a well-sculpted body or large muscles, it’s about giving your body the healthy stimulation it needs and deserves.

With adequate exercises, anyone can improve their physical health and give themselves the physical workout that they need. Stamina and muscle strength are especially important for those who live with a disability, as it gives them the power and drive to get through the day.


A big part of exercising is the motivation and confidence that goes along with it. You don’t have to see any significant improvements in terms of visual changes in order to benefit from exercise.

The ideal fitness regime will give you a sense of accomplishment once you finish your workout, while also exhausting you in a satisfying way. It will also give you additional confidence in your movements, due to stronger and more stable muscles.

Improving Mood

Since physical and mental health are intertwined, it goes without mentioning that improvements in the physical realm will also lead to improvements in mental health and state. A lot of people with disabilities also suffer from mental issues that might be related to their current physical state.

Exercising releases feel-good hormones like endorphins which improve mood and alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety. They also reduce pain, which is why a lot of people see physical exercise as a way to help themselves through tough times.

A new normal

Exercise does more than just improve physical and mental health; it also allows people to feel like they belong. For those who see their limitations as a minus that prevents them from enjoying physical activities, having ways to exercise can mean a world of difference. It’s also a way to fit in.

Nowadays, more and more gyms and fitness centers are offering inclusive sessions and equipment that cater to those who are less physically able. This allows them to participate and improve themselves just like anyone else would. It’s a step in the right direction in terms of giving everyone a chance to work out.

Developing a plan that suits the body

Not every exercise is one-size-fits-all, but you can find an exercise for any kind of body. Even someone that is inhibited in one way or another should be able to find a fitness regime that suits their body.

However, not everyone is qualified to say which exercises would be ideal for fitness progress and minimizing injury. For this, you should consult experts like Aevum Physiotherapy to find the optimal workout for your body. Consultation should be done to look at possible ways to progress with new exercises and regimes.

Overcoming barriers

The main problem with disabilities is that they prevent certain exercises from being done. This limits the pool of possible workouts that can improve the body, but fortunately, it doesn’t eliminate them.

Finding the right workout regime will allow anyone to test their skills and strength in a way that will also benefit their body. With professional help, anyone can find them and exercise to their heart’s delight.


For a lot of people who live with disabilities, exercise can seem like an unattainable goal. However, with the right kind of help and some dedication, it's possible for anyone to reach their fitness goals. It might require a bit more effort, but you're guaranteed satisfying results from it.

Author Bio: Lena Hemsworth is a lifestyle blogger,  foodie, and lover of a good book.  She's also a strong believer in the written word and positive thoughts.     

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    Fantastic article! Thanks so much for sharing!
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    1. Lena Hemsworth
      Thank you, I am glad you like it.
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