The world is changing drastically, especially with everything that is going on in the world. The quarantine has made lives difficult for a lot of people, especially people who find everyday life difficult as is. So, what can you do if you are stuck at home? Eat? Sleep? Or watch more Netflix? Although all these things are a perfect answer, the better and more productive answer has to be exercised. The one thing that the quarantine has taken away from people from all walks of life is the gym life.
For most people, it is quite challenging to start exercising as is, but for people who have a physical disability or have any other mobility problem, it is even more difficult.
Our houses and homes aren’t equipped with helping people who need additional help with movement. So, in this article, you will find out about some easy-to-do exercise that can be done by people with mobility or disability issues.
This is the perfect upper body workout.
- Sit on a chair that has no wheels and is upright without your back touching the back of the chair.
- Stretch your arms to the side to the point you feel a stretch on your chest.
- Let go and breath out
Repeat that 4-5 times
This will help keep your blood circulation running.
- Sit in an upright position on a chair without your back touching the back of the chair.
- Arms by your side.
- With palms facing outside, raise you arms forward, then upwards and then on your side, stretching as much as you can.
- Then proceed to bring them down.
Remember to breathe in and out during this exercise as it will help with the exercise.
This is a great exercise to keep your legs moving and getting them energised once a day.
- Stand up with your feet side by side together and then proceed to bend your knees just a bit.
- Step one foot in the opposite way in a gradual manner with one foot first.
- Proceed to let the other foot follow the first one.
Repeat the same exercise on the next side.
- Do it 4-5 times.
Always remember to breathe in and out during these exercises, and if it gets too much or you think you cannot do it, then it is better to listen to yourself and take a break.
This is a simple exercise for the neck and ca be done on your own.
- Sit upright, look ahead and hold your right shoulder with your left hand.
- Slowly tilt your head to the left, let it be a slow and gradual process, so you don’t cause any tension in your neck muscle.
- Only stretch till you can feel a slight tension in the muscle.
- Repeat it on the other side too, and do it around 4-5 times.
The above-mentioned exercise is just a few from many that people with physical disabilities or mobility issues can do safely in their homes without the help of anyone around. Let’s hope that everyone stays safe in the time of need.
Furkan is the founder of Britannia Mobility. He has over 12 years experience of working in the mobility aids sector, and is passionate about researching ways in which people can live longer and more independently own their own homes.