For people with a disability, there is not a lot of workouts which are suitable towards low mobility people or people with disability. Bearing in mind that there are different types of disabilities that can contribute to different workouts. Today, we will be giving people with a physical disability some workouts tips and advice which can help you when you go for your next workout routine:
Exercising in water
Doing your workout routine in the water can come at a huge benefit for people with physical disabilities because no weight is taken in the water and the person can float on the water without any difficulty. It also supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint discomfort. This means that swimming and even building up muscles in your upper or lower part of your body makes it less painful and easier
Muscle stimulated exercises
Target the muscles in the area where the disability is at its worst (for me, this is my left leg) and making sure that your muscles are being worked on. Make sure you use weights or other resistance to build muscle and bone mass, improve balance, and prevent falls. If you have limited mobility in your legs, your focus will be on upper body strength training. Similarly, if you have a shoulder injury, for example, your focus will be more on strength training your legs and core.
Doing warm-up exercises such as yoga or stretching can be a great way to stretch out all your muscles especially if your muscles may be stiff so that it is less painful and easier to do other types of workouts as well as preventing muscle atrophy. After your exercise routine, whether it’s cardiovascular, strength training, or flexibility exercise, cool down with a few more minutes of light activity and deeper stretching.
Drink plenty of water
Make sure to have plenty of water before, during, and after your water as it will hydrate you and increases your energy which can make it easier to workout and be motivated to exercise especially when you have a physical disability or medical condition.