Exercise provides significant benefits for people with disabilities
“It (exercise) positively reinforces that positive attitude about yourself. … It gives you a stress relief from the everyday woes of day-to-day life.”
Zarius Walker gives viewers an introduction to being physically active through adaptive exercises; explains the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of exercise for people with disabilities; shares exercises that can be done at home; and discusses exercise myths and what a person can expect when starting an exercise routine.
- Benefits of exercise
- Positive reinforcements of exercise
- Mental benefits of exercise
- Myths about CP and exercise
- Modified exercise demonstration
- Changing exercises up and the benefits of doing so
- What to expect after you start exercising
- Stretches for recovery
- Examples of Zarius’ workout routine
- Importance of staying consistent
Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.