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An Exercise Guide for People with Limited Mobility

For people with a physical disability, it can be a real challenge to obtain regular amounts of exercise. Aside from the physical strain that it could cause, there are also psychological barriers to exercising, including a lack of motivation, low self-confidence or the fear of aggravating an existing injury. This goes a long way to explaining why 7 out of 10 people with disabilities do not take part in any physical activity.

This doesn’t need to be the case, however. People with limited mobility are very capable of getting regular exercise and often they just need some encouragement from a friend or family member. Once they try out exercises such as boxing, aqua-jogging, yoga or aerobics, they often stick with them and the consequences of doing so are beneficial for a number of reasons. The body adjusts so that it can withstand pain a lot more easily, while the person grows far more self-confident as they realise what they’re capable of. There’s also the possibility of the person meeting new people through taking fitness classes, which can be the foundation of lasting friendships.

This infographic from Burning Nights (http://www.burningnightscrps.org/) explores the exercise options for people with limited mobility, as well as highlighting how it can be done and what it can do for them. Take a look below to find out more.

An-Exercise-Guide-for-People-with-Limited-Mobility-Infographic

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