People with disabilities can always stay active by engaging in sports that can help them stay active.
It is not necessary for people with disabilities to go to the gym all the time to stay physically fit, they can keep fit by engaging in adaptive sports. There are many adaptive sports for social, health and wellness benefits.
Although, it is good to participate in adaptive sports, it is also advisable that you speak to your therapist or physician to be sure that you are healthy enough to engage in any sport you wish to engage yourself with.
You can participate in sports such as:
- Hand cycling: Hand cycling is the most popular sporting activity people with disabilities engage themselves in. Hand cycling allows you to pedal a cycle with your arms in a seated or reclined position.
- Adaptive Golf: You can take part in adaptive golf by standing or sitting. To enjoy adaptive golf, you can purchase tools such as, adaptive golf cart which can help stabilize the body while golfing, you can also get yourself an adaptive golf club that can help you play the game of golf perfectly. There are many adaptive tools for adaptive golf.
- Horseback Riding: Horse back riding is therapeutic. Equine-assisted therapy can help improve your physical, social, cognitive, sensory, and emotional well-being. Many of these therapeutic training are led by a well trained therapist.
- Paddling: Canoeing, rowing and kayaking are all under paddling. You can get a customized modification to your canoe or kayak. It is easy to participate in any paddling with the aid of simple adaptive accessories.
- Adaptive Tennis: Adaptive tennis is played like the normal tennis, same rules and regulations. The difference between normal tennis and adaptive tennis is the introduction of wheelchairs. Adaptive tennis is played in an accessible tennis court.