Disability-Friendly Exercise Choices
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Guest Post Written by Justin Bennett
If you have a disability, that doesn’t mean you can’t lead a healthy and active lifestyle. There are plenty of different ways to get exercise, even if you have a physical disability. In this blog post shared by Fit Women Rock, I’ll explore some of the different options for people with disabilities when it comes to staying fit.
Sports, Training, and Leagues
There are many adaptive sports leagues around the country that cater to people with disabilities. These leagues typically have modified rules to accommodate different abilities. Some examples of adaptive sports include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and amputee soccer. Joining one of these leagues is a great way to get regular exercise and meet other people with similar interests and abilities.
If adaptive sports aren’t your thing or you’re looking for a more individualized workout, there are still plenty of options. Many gyms offer adapted equipment and classes for people with disabilities. There are also personal trainers who specialize in working with people with disabilities. And don’t forget about at-home workouts! There are tons of online resources, various YouTube videos, and fitness apps that can help you get a great workout in the comfort of your own home.
Best Technology and Accessories
Technology has come a long way in recent years, making it easier than ever for people with disabilities to stay active and lead healthy lives. For example, there are now bicycles available that can be pedaled by someone using their hands instead of their feet. There are also specialty shoes and prosthetics that allow people with amputations to participate in activities like running and hiking. And there are even robotic exoskeletons that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk again. Whatever your fitness goals might be, there’s sure to be some tech or accessory out there that can help you achieve them.
Developing a Healthy Morning Routine
Starting your day off on the right foot is crucial if you want to make the most of your fitness routine (or any other part of your life, for that matter). Here are some things you can do to set yourself up for success:
- Limit your time on social media: Social media can be a huge time suck. If you find yourself scrolling through Twitter or Instagram for hours every morning, try setting a timer and limiting yourself to a certain amount of time.
- Read an inspirational book: Start your day off by reading something you find uplifting and positive. This could be a devotional, inspirational, or self-help book.
- Eat a healthy breakfast: You’ve heard it a million times before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Make sure you’re starting your day off right by fueling your body with healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains, and avoiding processed foods and cereals with preservatives and too much sugar.
- Meditate: Taking just a few minutes each morning to clear your mind and focus on your breathing can do wonders for your mental health. Meditation can help reduce stress levels and improve overall well-being.
Establishing a healthy morning routine is crucial if you want to make the most of your fitness routine (or any other part of your life). In addition to daily living, it can serve you well to limit social media usage, meditate, read inspiring texts, and eat nourishing meals. You’ll start seeing a difference in your health and well-being in no time! Disability should not limit anyone’s ability to live the best life possible! Try one of these inclusive fitness activities/tips today!
Justin Bennett is an author and the creator of Healthy Fit, which collects valuable fitness resources from across the web.