Exercise & Disability

If I had to choose one thing that working in the exercise and disability field for 15 years has taught me, it would be: “Focus on the ABILITY not the disability”.   We all know the benefits of exercise such as increased cardiovascular fitness, strength/endurance and flexibility, decreased risk of developing/managing chronic disease, weight control, and improved mental health. However the benefits of exercising in people with disability are even more important due to a more sedentary lifestyle. Additionally there are social benefits of getting out into the community reducing social isolation. Here are some real life examples of how exercise has made a...