Old age is associated with various forms of disabilities that they end up being in a wheel chair. The greatest fear of being in a wheelchair is that we will never engage in any physical exercise. Doing physical exercise ensures that people are able to lead a healthy lifestyle. More-so in this age where the prevalence of morbid obesity is very high. There is hope for those people on a wheelchair since there are various exercise that has been adopted to help them live a fit life.
The first exercise is done by twisting the wrist and the ankles. While stuck in a wheelchair these joints are not engaged therefore they remain inactive. This exercise is done by flexing and closing one’s fingers into a fist. Then twist the wrist joint in one direction until the joints loosen up. The same is done to the ankle, free the foot and flex the toes and then twist the ankle for many times until it feels relaxed. The exercise involves the torso; this is the body part that holds the spinal cord. The seniors that are always on a wheelchair rarely exercise this core of the body. The spinal is an integral part of the body that needs to be put in place. It is done by sitting upright and twisting the torso side by side. There is also an exercise that done to the chest; it is done by using a string that aids in pressing the chest.
Another exercise that is performed to people in a wheelchair is the tummy exercise. It keeps the muscles of the tummy on truck. The activity is carried by having the stomach muscles twisted in one direction for a number of times. Stretching the arms is also a simple exercise that can be performed by the seniors who are in a wheelchair. It is done by extending the arms upwards until the joints relax. There is also an exercise that is done to the legs, this exercise is done by lifting the legs up and down. It helps to keep the mobility of the legs on truck. Lastly there is exercising the shoulders, The exercise is essential because it ensures that the shoulders and the arms are flexible.
All these exercises are relevant in keeping an active lifestyle. Living without exercises can result in serious health problems such as high blood pressure. It can also make one feel very depressed, exercise is a remedy for depression it makes the body relax. Therefore to ensure that a senior loved one is happy it is necessary to teach them all the above exercises that they can do. It makes them exhilarated and helps them calm down.