It's estimated that around 10% of the world's population -- some 650 million people -- are living with a disability. The U.S., in particular, has approximately 3.6 million people over the age of 15 who are wheelchair-bound. While life certainly changes due to such restricted mobility, you can still be self-reliant and independent -- you simply need to stay in shape. Maintaining an active lifestyle is difficult for people with no disabilities, so those in titanium wheelchairs or folding wheelchairs must work even harder to stay healthy. Here are two exercises that can help.
It can be exceptionally easy to become lethargic and refuse to build up your physical strength, but the benefits of doing so far outweigh the effort it takes to begin. Starting may be hard, but once you notice the changes, you'll find it difficult to quit. Speak to your doctor today about what activities may be best for your personal health and independence.