Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Exercise presents major challenge for disabled folks

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As Rigel reported earlier, regular exercise can present a challenge to disabled folks. Those who are disabled can sometimes choose to let a disability get the best of them or can choose to live a normal life and overcome huge obstacles during the path of life.

One of those obstacles is fitness, which is physically very tough for those without the control of some physical motion needed for fitness. That doesn't mean it can't happen. If you think your workout was hard, try witnessing someone in a wheelchair go through their workout routine. Talk about inspiring. Personally, I've seen many disabled people become incredibly strong and in excellent shape by overcoming physical limitations to be the very best they can be.

Upper body strength is common in those without the use of their legs since more control is available up top, but that doesn't mean those legs can't be worked out as well -- it just takes more effort (and sometimes, more medical equipment) to get the job done. From what I have seen, though, many disabled folks don't consider their disablement a handicap at all. We should all be so strong.

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