• Jessica Farthing

Staying Active While Socially Isolated with SCI

It's hard to keep up with an active lifestyle, especially if you are a wheelchair user that depends on structured adapted sports events to help with exercise. Now that we are all socially isolated, rehabs and adapted sports organizations are beginning to solve the problem.

Traditional gyms, yoga studios and trainers are beginning to put exercise online. Why not the adaptive sports community? They've just begun to answer that call. Here are a few ways to stay healthy at home, even with meditation and gentle exercise. If you know of others, don't hesitate to get in touch and I'll add them to the list - Everyone, please stay well!

Brooks Rehabilitation Instagram

The specialists at Brooks have committed to posting something new every day, starting with a full length adapted yoga class from @mindbodysolutions. Follow them to get subscribed to a variety of exercise classes and suggestions for activity.

HIIT Workout to get that heart pumping

Youtube offers all kinds of wheelchair exercise opportunities. Here's one by Adapt to Perform for a beginner, no equipment needed workout to get some cardio.

@ShepherdCenter wants you to BreatheWell

Shepherd has some of their BreatheWell program online. I think we could all use it to reduce stress.

And here is a cardio class for home from Shepherd as well. There are some great hints in the beginning on how to adapt per level of injury.

#BetterLife y'all. Stay well.


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