JOIN our final fitness session this Friday – Disability Horizons

This Friday will be the last in our series of six exercise sessions with Kris from Wheely Good Fitness. They’re open to any level of fitness or ability and will help you to build your strength and stay flexible.

It’ll be live at 10.30 on Friday 8th of February and Kris will be around afterwards to answer your questions. It’ll be just like having a personal trainer in the comfort of your own home!

If you have missed any of the first five sessions, don’t worry – you can catch up on all of them by signing up to our closed DHorizons Tribe Facebook group.

And if you’ve been putting off getting healthy in 2019, we’ve got five top tips from Kris to help you get started, as well as a suggested piece of fitness equipment and ideas for activitied to try. So, what are you waiting for?

5 tips to help you get fit and healthy

  1. Keep your goals achievable – if you aim too high at the beginning you will never feel as though you are getting anywhere and give up.
  2. Exercise should be enjoyable and not a chore – keep it interesting, if you find it boring change what you are doing.
  3. Flexibility and stretching is just as important as exercise. Walking with crutches, using a wheelchair and needing to move differently can cause our posture to change and the range of movement we have can deteriorate. Regular stretching can improve our flexibility and range of movement enabling us to do more generally.
  4. Don’t over do it – pushing yourself too hard won’t make things happen quicker and may have a negative impact on your health. Your body needs time to adjust and recover enabling you to become fitter and stronger long term so listen to it!
  5. Keep progressing – when you find something is starting to get easier, step it up. Walk or push a little further, increase the weights you are lifting a little or add in some new exercises.

Aidapt motorised pedal exerciser

This exercise machine is another way to get and keep fit without having to leave the comfort of your home. You can use it while lying down, sitting in a chair or sofa, or even stood up at a table. It is perfect if you’re wanting to improve or maintain your arm or leg muscle strength, but can be a cardio workout too.

The resistance can be adjusted to varying degrees, making it suitable for multiple levels of ability. The speed can also be altered, and it also comes with a remote, so you can make changes it without having to bend down or reach the machine. As well as the obvious benefits for strength, it can also help to improve circulation and stamina.

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