Many of us live with disabilities and some of us have family members that are disabled some way or another. Sometimes disability can place a lot of strain on us or even our loved ones, but one thing we must never ever deny is the fact that disabled people can do most of the things able bodied people can do. Just because someone is disabled doesn’t mean they can’t literally perform certain duties, and if somehow your mind whispered sweet nonsense in your own time, shame on it for being such a big bad liar, and shame on you for believing some of this nonsense that gets to you quicker than a shooting star.
Which is why this week my lovely friends I have decided to dedicate this inspiring column to those disabled friends, sisters and brothers of ours who are able to do other things. Disability is not inability you know. This week’s column is focusing on exercises for the disabled and of course because I can’t know it all, so with the help of Wikipedia I have decide to jot down some few pointers on exercising with disability, excited aren’t you? I’d also be excited as well if I just had such information knocking on my door.
The truth is everybody needs exercise and although some of us want to exercise, we often feel like exercise is not for us because of some few things but the honest truth is that everybody needs to move a bit just to be on the go with life. Unfortunately the information we get is limited, but I think you must just thank your lucky stars because today you are given that information you’ve been longing for.
Here is a few pointers on exercising with disability:
- Ask a doctor for exercise recommendation.
Now this is not for only disabled people even abled people need a touch of a doctors clearance for exercising healthy, so you though you were different?
- Seek a physiotherapist.
Now depending on the type of disability you have, a therapist would just be a best choice for you.
- Hire a helper.
Now some of you might need a bit of help either from a personal trainer or nurse, you know yourself best, so which one would you prefer?
- Try a combination of exercises that will help you reach your fitness goal, your fitness instructor, trainer
or physician might know which ones those are.
- Sometimes our disabilities may limit us to perform some duties for longer periods of time, no need to worry. Why don’t you start small and gradually improve as time goes on?
As much as able bodied people need physical activity so does disabled people.
So from me, stay fit my fellas.
By: MPHO.P MAKHAFOLA( THE BLACK DIAMOND)
Edited By: K