Sticking to a regular exercise routine is tough, and is made only harder if you are living with a disability, or find mobility especially difficult. However, nobody should have to compromise their health, and in fact, with a few small tweaks to your current routine, you can start to make daily – or weekly – fitness work for you. Ahead, we break down our top tips for getting into a regular exercise routine.
Choose something you like
Many of us find it hard to get into a regular exercise routine because we just simply don’t enjoy the exercise that we’re doing – it’s often as straightforward as that. So, right off the bat, you want to make sure that you’re choosing an activity that you are likely to want to do regularly. For some, this will be a team sport, where they’ll get the added benefit of connecting with others – a great way of meeting people who are at the same stage in their fitness journey as you are. Other people opt for solo sports like swimming, while those of us who consider themselves less sporty may simply want to commit to taking a walk on a more regular basis.
For people who suffer from chronic pain, spending time in water can work wonders, with activities like aqua aerobics known to improve cardiovascular health, while also strengthening the muscles and alleviating joint pain. For wheelchair users, there are few inaccessible sports, with many people enjoying the benefits of tennis, cycling and basketball, as well as lots of other activities.
Make some time
Take it slow