Exercise is essential to keep you physically and emotionally healthy. Regular exercise will help you maintain a healthy heart and lungs, while preventing your muscles and joints from becoming stiff and more prone to injury. It has also been shown that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and other diseases.
For people living with mobility issues, regular exercise can help prevent blood clots and pressure sores that can occur. Studies have shown that exercise oxygenates the brain helping it to stay healthy and helping you be more alert and able to focus. Another more obvious benefit of exercising is weight control. Many people with mobility issues find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight, whether it’s to keep weight on or losing excess pounds, and regular exercise can help make this possible. It will also improve your flexibility and range of motion.
Your exercise routine doesn’t have to be strenuous for you to achieve results. Creating a workout schedule that works for your current ability level will still allow you to gain significant health benefits. There are three different types of exercise that can be used by all ability levels, and will get you started on the road to a healthier you. Read more about them HERE.