The Best Exercise Routines for People With Limited Mobility


Some people have the misconception that a person with limited mobility should not exercise. However, it is not true. Every person needs to stay fit. The older we get, the more important it becomes to take care of ourselves.

There might be several reasons for limited mobility.

  • Mental illness
  • You might have a disease, such as arthritis, paralysis, muscular dystrophy.
  • Maybe you met an accident and incurred severe injuries.
  • Genetic disorders

Whatever may be your reason, unless you’re unable to move or the doctor has asked you to, don’t restrict yourself to the bed. To keep your body healthy, you got to keep yourself moving.

You might be curious to learn how to work out despite having limited mobility. This article discusses all you need to know about limited mobility exercises. 

What are the exercises for people with limited mobility?

Here are some exercises you can include in your routine. 

1. Stretching exercises: Stretch your arms and legs to kickstart your warm-up before the workout. In addition, do neck stretches by moving your ear to the shoulders and gradually taking it to the other side. 

Rotate your neck to get rid of any sort of pain in that area. You can use a chair if you have difficulty in standing.

2. Yoga: Yoga is the incorporation of mind, body, and soul. It involves slow moments with the coordination of deep breathing. Yoga keeps you active both physically and mentally. 

Do it on a floor or a bed. On a bed? Yes, you heard it right. Moving your body is important even if you do it from your bed. 

3. Cardiovascular exercises: Cardio is a crucial part of a workout. It not only enhances blood circulation but also strengthens your heart and lungs. The best part is that you can include it in your list of exercises for people with limited mobility.

  • If you are in a wheelchair, then you can imitate boxing. This wheelchair boxing will strengthen the upper body and core.
  • If your upper body does not function properly, then you can do the exercises standing on your legs. 

4. Chair aerobics: Chair aerobics is a challenging workout. But don’t get scared! It might get challenging but will bear fruitful results. 

This workout will activate all of your muscles, from your arms to your legs. We can call it a chair dance that includes various poses that will strengthen both your upper and lower body. 

You can create your gym at home by using special needs exercise equipment. Exercise bikes, medicine balls, dumbbells are a few of the many types of equipment that will make your workout constructive. 

Lastly, not only exercise will help you in keeping yourself mobile. But taking a balanced diet is also vital to aid muscle development. You can add protein and fibres to your diet and all the other nutrients that your body requires.

It is high time to reduce your pain by working on your mobility issues. Start your mobility workout program by incorporating these exercises into your daily routine. These exercises for disabled adults will help to stay active and healthy. If you need help dealing with your disability, contact an NDIS disability  support provider now.