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Exercise For Those With a Physical Disability
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Exercise For Those With a Physical Disability

Many people don't seem to realize how hard it is for someone who has a physical disability to exercise. Many assume that if they see a fat person on a scooter that that is the reason they are in the scooter and that they are lazy. They don't see the disability behind it. When someone has a physical disability, they can't exercise like others do, therefore many of them gain weight and find it almost impossible to control or lose that weight. 

Thankfully, there are some exercises that the disabled can do while sitting down. Last year, I wrote an article about chair exercises for those with physical disabilities. I was surprised to learn of the variety of exercises available. For example, chair yoga is gaining in popularity every year. This is perfect for those of us who can't exercise on the floor.  Many of the exercises can be found on the Internet, free of charge, or you can join a site for a small membership fee. The best part of chair exercising is that we all have the equipment in our homes already.

There are also several facilities which offer gym facilities for the disabled and for the elderly. These facilities usually have several exercise machines that allow for weight bearing exercise while sitting down. 

There are even stretching exercises that can be done while lying in bed.

The point of this posting, is that no matter what type of disability you might have, you should be able to find exercises that can help you. It won't be easy and it might take a long time to see any results, but it will be worth it in the end. Even if you don't lose weight, you will be healthier.

 

 

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  1. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #2. This is a great blog.I think that everyone who can move, even if it's a little and involves adaptation, can exercise.
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  2. Susan Keeping
    Susan Keeping
    Thanks, I myself go to a gym 3 times a week and it was helping my mobility. I had a fall a while ago where I broke my fibula and injured the musles and I'm just getting back to where I was. I have no doubt I was not as badly hurt because I was exercising regularly.
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  3. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    #3 Thanks for the helpful info
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