Exercises for Individuals Who Use a Wheelchair

Physical activity is great for your health. According to Seniors Mobility, some of the benefits include arthritis management, weight management, prevention of obesity, better sleep, and reduced risk of chronic diseases. It can also improve cognitive function and quality of life.

Whether you recently started using a wheelchair or you’ve used a wheelchair your whole life, you may be looking for ways to stay active. The seated exercises reviewed in this article are a great start, but before you get to work, it’s important to talk to your doctor or physical activity specialist (physical therapist or personal trainer) to ask them how your disability or health condition may affect your ability to exercise safely.

Check out the exercise descriptions and videos here: https://seniorsmobility.org/exercises/exercises-for-wheelchair-bound-elderly/

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