Welcome to the New Year! We’ve said goodbye to 2014 and welcomed a new year with hope. Millions of people use this time to reflect on how they want to make themselves better in the New Year and set resolutions to try and reach those goals. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to live healthier.
EZ-ACCESS encourages everyone to live healthier, and wants to offer some tips for those who want to get healthy, but have limited mobility. It may take some different thinking, but there’s no reason that the New Year can’t mean a new you.
Exercising With Limited Mobility
Whether you’re in a mobility scooter, wheelchair, power chair or just have trouble moving around because of conditions like arthritis, there are exercises you can do to improve your fitness while seated. With a set of hand-held weights, you can do strength workouts to exercise your arms and chest. We also recommend things like water aerobics or swimming, which lets you improve your cardio fitness and has the added benefit of the water taking pressure off your joints.
Eating Right With Limited Mobility
The beginning of any successful weight-loss is having a balanced diet. This is especially true for those with limited mobility, as those individuals tend to have less energy due to inactivity. This means they have a lower metabolism and their bodies don’t burn calories as easily. Focus on adding protein to your diet through meat and beans, which can give you more energy. Fish meat can be especially beneficial, as it contains protein and Omega-3 fatty acid, which brings several health benefits, including helping lower your risk for heart disease.
Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, EZ-ACCESS wishes you the best of luck. If you’re hoping to improve your health, we can make it easy for you to get to where you need to go with portable ramps that can help you get to the gym or to the grocery store to get healthy food. Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you find a mobility solution.