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It’s Important to Keep Active

It’s Important to Keep Active

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There are many reasons to maintain an active lifestyle. This doesn’t mean you have to go and complete a marathon or workout for hours a day in the gym. Keeping active can be something as simple as getting out and about with friends for a walk on the beach, playing mini golf or even playing chess for mental stimulation.

Being active is an integral part of overall wellbeing. Being active can:

 – Help stamina and muscle strength

 – Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

 – Improve mood

 – Promote general feelings of wellbeing

 – Decrease the risk of or prevent secondary health conditions such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

If you’re living with disability, exercise can have additional benefits in day-to-day life, such as:

 – Assisting with limiting or reducing muscle wastage due to difficulty with moving certain parts of the body

 – Improving any imbalance between overused and underused muscle groups

 – Improving balance problems caused by weak muscles, which can help with doing everyday movements

 – Helping to control joint swelling and pain

Training with a disability can be challenging. Below are some tips given by :

 – Don’t focus on your lack of mobility or health issues. Instead of worrying about the activities you can’t do or enjoy, concentrate on        finding activities that you can enjoy and do.

 – Stop exercising if you experience any pain, discomfort, nausea, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Listening to your body is the best way to avoid injury.

 – Find someone to train with, as having a partner to train with or do an activity with can motivate you.

 – Be proud when you make the effort to exercise. Some days can be harder than others when it comes to getting the motivation to go to the gym.

 – Be creative. Depending on the type of disability you have, you may need to be creative in the type of exercises or activities that you do.

If you would like to have a chat about how Shine Disability Care can help you to achieve your goals, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to co-ordinate with our clients to ensure we are pursuing your personal goals and not offering a generic support plan.

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