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How To Get Physically Fit Despite Your Physical Disability
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How To Get Physically Fit Despite Your Physical Disability

So you are physically disabled and you find it hard to get around because of it. As a result, you may be finding yourself gaining surplus weight that is both unsightly and contributes to your mobility issues. Don’t worry – there are ways to get physically fit even if you are physically disabled.


One very good way to get physically fit is to do swimming. Even disabled people who are missing an arm or a leg can do some form of swimming. This is because everyone can float in water, based on the laws of physics. So if you can float in the pool, you can probably swim too. It’s just a matter of learning how to move in water so that you can cross from one end of the pool to the other.

If you find swimming from end to end difficult, you can still use the pool for water aerobics. This is a form of aerobic exercise that you can do while floating in water. The movements may seem simple but because water poses a form of resistance to your movements you will find yourself exerting more effort just to carry out the aerobic exercises.


To do swimming or aerobic exercises in water, it may be helpful to get the help of a physical therapist or physical fitness trainer. Ask around if anyone knows of classes that are open to disabled people like yourself. You may need help getting to and from the pool so you may have to ask your friends and/or relatives to provide transportation as well. The point is to find ways to do your physical fitness sessions so that you can lose your surplus weight and become more physically fit as soon as you can. This should help you become stronger and healthier in the long run.



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Susan Keeping
    Susan Keeping
    Good idea. I need to find a swimming pool around here that has a ramp :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Thanks for reading Susan!
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  2. WheelerWife
    love swimming! good ideas - voted :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Thanks WheelerWife!
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  3. pftsusan
    Yes. I, for one, will do that for you. Plus I do know of gyms where they have the water aerobics programs. Good post.
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    1. Akanksha
      wow..Thanks for reading Susan!
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