When living with a disability, meeting your fitness goals might become a complicated issue. Everyone knows that a regular dose of physical activity is good for you, but it is even more so for people with a disability.
Therefore, setting fitness goals will assist a disabled person improve their ability to perform their daily activities, increase their pulmonary and cardiac functions as well as protect them against chronic diseases.
Let’s take a look at a couple of proper fitness goals to lay down when you are disabled. First of all, determine how hard you think you’d like to exercise. How many days would you like to set aside for workout? How long would you like a workout session to be?
What type of physical activity would you like to start out with? If going for a cardiovascular plan, remember that it is wise to always vary the workout plan with each session. Keep to your pace. The pace that feels comfortable enough for you, depending on your limitations.
Types of cardiovascular training can include swimming, stationary biking, cycling, or walking. If you would rather do strength training, remember to always perform the movements through complete sets of motion. Also, do not hold your breath when performing them. Strength training can include anything from free weights, circuit training, body weight, plastic tubing or weight machines.
Would you rather work on your flexibility? Flexibility will help improve your quality of life by improving your range of motions, your coordination, your balance as well as your ability to perform daily activities. When doing stretches for flexibility, remember to hold the stretch for a while and rather settle for small increments of progress. Stretching should never be painful.
Becoming active also helps strengthen your heart, improve your coordination and your mood, relieve you of stress and build strong muscles and bones. However, before you start it would be wise to ask your physician about the types of exercises and the amount of physical activity, he or she would recommend for you.
As a disabled person you want to be make sure that the fitness centre you visit is accessible. Though everybody is busy daily and tends to be engrossed in their own activities, it should be priority that a fitness centre makes sure you are well accommodated in order to make sure your workout is safe. If confined to a wheelchair, do they have wheelchair and scooter ramps to help you enter and exit the centre safely?
Living with a disability, whether you are confined to an electric wheelchair or are mildly dependent on others is not easy. No matter in what state you are in, you would still like to be treated like any other individual. Although they live with hordes of challenges, they also have dreams of becoming fitter and healthier.
Finding a centre that accommodate you and your challenges with patience and acceptance should also be a goal. To help a client with a disability does require patience as they will not always meet the goals with the exact same speed as someone who is not disabled.