Exercising is the best medicine they say and it could not be any more significant than in the case of physically handicapped people who spent most of their times in bed or wheelchairs. Exercise is more important for people who do not have much physical activity besides using their wheelchairs and stairlifts to move around their houses.
Lack of physical activity often leads to obesity and diabetes, which although a genetic factor, can also develop because of sedentary lifestyle. The troubles don’t just end there, lack of proper physical activity is also the cause behind complications of the kidney and the liver. To remain in perfect health and prevent further health issues, stair lifts users should make it a point to include a few simple exercises in their daily routines. But physical activity requires motivation, which brings us to our next point.
Motivation is the key to physical well being!
It requires a lot of motivation for people to exercise; as such it becomes even harder for handicapped people to workout their muscles. Physically handicapped people are already low on self confidence, thus it is not easy to encourage them into taking up physical activities. In addition to low confidence levels a stairlift user also tries to cope with the mental stress of being different or dissimilar from those around them.
Physical exercise will not only make them healthier, it will also prevent other diseases that develop due to less physical activity. There is a decided improvement in the way handicapped Americans are leading their lives post life altering experiences. With a little pushing and the right guidance, it is verily possible to put a handicapped person out of his wheelchair and in a gym made especially for people with limited physical prowess! In fact, regular gym hitters become so efficient and able with their limbs and torsos they skip stairlifts altogether while climbing stairs.
We do not approve of athletic feats carried out on potentially dangerous environments such as staircases, nevertheless, it is always heartening to see a wheelchair bound person becoming so active and fit!
If gyms and weights are not your favorite things, try something else that will keep you healthy, for instance, basketball or swimming for instance! If you shine out in your sport, you may get a chance to represent your state or even your nation in international sporting events for the disabled!
If they can, so can you!
Every feat is possible when reinforced by the right amount of motivation and a few role models. If you have been using stairlifts and wheelchairs ever since your adulthood remember that what you are about to do has been done before. Feeling fit and healthy is an experience that cannot be explained in words, you will have to begin exercising or playing sports to actually understand the sensation of being independent!