The Best Ways To Stay Active As A Person With Disabilities
Taking part in exercise, even if it’s only a couple times a week, helps you to stay fit and healthy. There are even many ways to exercise in the comfort of your own home if going out isn’t for you.
It is important to go at your own pace and not push yourself too far. If you are unsure about what exercises you can do or what sort of activities are best for you then be sure to speak to your GP.
The Benefits of Physical Activity
Whatever your age, physical activity can help lead to a healthier and happier life, with both immediate and long term health benefits.
Keeping active can strengthen bones and muscles while also helping improve mental health by reducing stress, depression and anxiety. It also reduces the risk of developing some chronic diseases.
Physical Activities To Do At Home
Finding an accessible activity that works for you will help make staying active a more realistic and enjoyable part of your routine. There are several things you can try at home to get into the active spirit!
YouTube offers a plethora of different types of workouts to suit everybody. Many workouts are adaptable and some come with adaptations on the videos for you to try out.
If you are looking for exercises to do that are specific to your needs, just search up workouts for the disability you have. There are many options from beginner to intermediate, so if you are new to this, there’s no need to worry.
YouTube workouts are great and easy to follow as they guide you through the various exercises, telling you exactly what to do, all in the comfort of your own home.
Join Live Online Classes
If you are someone who becomes more motivated to workout with others, but still enjoys completing workouts at home, this may be the perfect option for you.
Joining a live online class means you can not only workout with other people, but the fitness trainer can also give you tips and adaptations if you are struggling with an exercise. This is great as you can get feedback right there and then and correct your form or try out new exercises.
Going For A Walk
If workouts aren’t something you’re into, then going for a walk is a great option. Walking helps you to keep fit and healthy. Even if you just take a walk around the block for 10 minutes to start with and then build yourself up.
If you have a furry friend, taking them on walks may give you the motivation you need.
Not only is walking out in the fresh air good for physical health but also mental health. It allows you to take your mind off of things and relax. Many people put their earphones in and listen to their favourite playlist or podcast, which helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Fortunately, Devon is blessed with beautiful countryside walks. We have discovered the best wheelchair friendly trails for you to enjoy.
Looking for something fun that will still get your heart rate up? Just Dance is the perfect blend of both. You can find Just Dance various gaming consoles like a Nintendo Switch and through an app on your phone.
If you enjoy a little competition, Just Dance is even better with loved ones. Battle it out with others and see who wins! Try and beat your score each time and see how much you improve.
With hundreds of dances and songs to choose from, you are guaranteed to have so much fun!
Activity Breaks & Holidays
If you’re ready to go a little further afield to get active and try new experiences, an adventure activity break is the thing for you.
Here at Calvert Exmoor, a Devon charity and trust, we offer a range of activities suitable for people with physical, learning, behavioural, and sensory disabilities. Many of our accessible activities and sports will inspire you to get active in ways you haven’t before!
From abseiling and climbing to archery, cycling and even horse riding, you certainly won’t have any trouble finding something exhilarating to get stuck into.
If you have any questions about staying with us or would like to book an accessible fun-filled adventure holiday, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Calvert Exmoor team.