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How to Stay Active during the winter with a Spinal Cord Injury – Christopher Reeve Foundation

Sunday, 27 November, 2022

How to Stay Active during the winter with a Spinal Cord Injury – Christopher Reeve Foundation

Living with a spinal cord injury can be very difficult during the winter months. I am currently going on the 17th winter that I have been living with a spinal cord injury. For people (whether you are an able-body or disabled) during the winter months, what usually comes with the cold is excess weight gain. It is very important during the winter to continue being active, especially with a spinal cord injury. In today’s blog, I am going to share with you some of the things I do during the winter to maintain my weight and physique.

First and foremost, get outside. Whether you are pushing your manual chair or driving your electric chair, it is very important to get outside. The execration of any energy is always a positive thing within the SCI world. By staying inside and not moving, we are susceptible to other illnesses in addition to our current condition. So, on days the weather isn’t as harsh, I would encourage you to go outside, even if it’s to the mall or a sporting event – the outdoors is very important.

Read more at: https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/life-after-paralysis/how-to-stay-active-during-the-winter-with-a-spinal-cord-injury

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