Wheelchair User? You Can Still Work Out!
Over 20 million people over the age of 18 have an extremely hard time walking or climbing stairs, making up 7.1% of non-institutionalized people with disabilities. This means people of all ages may find themselves using wheelchairs to get around. A major worry for many wheelchair users is that they won’t be able to work out once they use a chair for mobility. But no need to worry. There are many exercises out there at people can do with their limited mobility right from their chair.
Important Cruise Ship Tips for Wheelchair Users
Cruise ships may look large on the outside, but for a person that’s bound to a wheelchair, the thought of going inside may be a bit intimidating. While navigating the ship in a wheelchair may seem scary, there are some tips for smooth sailing. Here’s what you need to know.
Helpful Wheelchair Tips for New Users
If you’ve recently been placed in a wheelchair, you might not know how to handle everything quite yet. Chances are this whole wheelchair accessibility thing is a new experience, so it’s totally fine that you may be a little unsure of how to live with it. So for all of the new wheelchair users out there, and people who are in the market to buy one for the first time, here are some tips for you.
Important Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Manual Wheelchair
Wheelchairs are an important tool for many people across the United States. In fact, about 36 million people in the United States over the age of 15 use a wheelchair.
Because wheelchairs are used by so many people, it’s crucial to make sure they’re properly taken care of. Do you own a wheelchair? Here’s what you need to know about maintenance.
Top 3 Travel Tips for People Who Use Wheelchairs
If you use a wheelchair for mobility, you may be worried about traveling via airplane. Traveling via airplane is hard enough for a person with full mobility, so for a person with a wheelchair, it could be 10 times harder.
Tips for Using Your Wheelchair Outdoors
Maintaining an active lifestyle while relying on a wheelchair might not seem doable. But in reality, people in wheelchairs can move around just as well as people without limited mobility. When it comes to using your wheelchair outdoors, it’s definitely possible but you have to take a few precautions. Here are some tips for operating a wheelchair safely outdoors.
4 Popular Sports That Are Played From a Wheelchair
Just because your mobility is limited to a wheelchair doesn’t mean you have to give up your active lifestyle.
Wheelchair sports are very popular throughout the disabled community, and para-athletics becomes more popular with each passing year. In fact, there are now a number of sports that can only be played in wheelchairs.
Helpful Flying Tips for Wheelchair Users
If you’re used to frequently flying, you know how much of a pain it can be. People are always rushing to the gate to be the first to board and trying to get off the plane before everyone else.
4 Tips to Help You Plan Awesome Summer Hikes
Summer is finally here, and that means it's time to get outside and take in all of the beauty if has to offer. If you have limited mobility, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you prepare for a summer full of adventure.
Make Your Wheelchair More Comfortable With These 3 Practical Tips
There are 2 million new wheelchair users in the United States every year. Wheelchairs are incredibly useful when it comes to accommodating people with limited mobility. Of course, not all wheelchairs are made the same, and the same can be said about the individuals who use them. For this reason, it can be beneficial to take time to customize your wheelchair to suit your personal comfort level. Here are just a few ways you can make your wheelchair more comfortable during daily use.
Don't Ignore Your Pain Or It Could Become Chronic
With approximately 50% of all Americans suffering from chronic pain (defined as lasting more than three months), it can be shocking to hear that much of that agony could have been prevented with early intervention. A recent article posted on PR Newswire addresses the stages of pain, specifically the subacute phase between the second and third months which changes the mind as much as the body, and why interrupting them can stop pain from ever becoming chronic to begin with.
Ride In Style With These 3 Fun Accessories For Your Wheelchair
If you are one of the 3.6 million Americans who use a wheelchair, you'll understand the frustration of being unable to customize your ride. Just because you have limited mobility doesn't mean you can't still have fun. Don't settle for a boring, black and metal folding wheelchair: trick your ride out with these three fun features!