Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Activities for People With Limited Mobility

Summer is officially here, and with it comes more potential activities for you to engage in. Whether it be in the pool, walking around outside or even hanging out indoors, there are lots of fun summer activities for people with limited mobility to partake in. These activities are sure to get you active and help you improve both your physical and mental well-being.

Elder women doing aqua-cise with weights


That’s right, water is a great place to get a low-impact, low-stress workout, and it’s also a very fun activity for disabled adults. Check with your local YMCA or gym and see if they offer any low-cost classes, but don’t be discouraged if they happen to not offer any. Even without classes, you can work out in the water in any pool by slowly swimming around or even walking around in a shallow area with some light weights.


You can walk by yourself, with a friend or family member or even join a walking club. During the summer, the sun is out and it’s nice and warm outside, so it always feels nice to get out and get some fresh air. If you want, you can even get a pedometer to track how long of a distance you walk, how many steps you take and how many calories you burn. For those of us who need some assistance when walking, there are many kinds of wheeled walkers available to help out.

Elderly woman gardening


A great way to get in touch with nature and enjoy the fresh air, this increasingly popular activity has many benefits. You can plant beautiful flowers in your yard or even grow your own fresh produce for your healthy lifestyle. There’s no need to travel far to plant a garden, and the reward of watching your plants grow will be well worth the effort to make the trip outside. If you have trouble bending down or don’t have a big enough yard, container gardening is a great way to grow edible produce or ornamentals that you can use to decorate your tables and counters inside.

Outdoor Work Outs

Change it up, and take your exercise routine outdoors! Stretch and do some light yoga on your patio; take some weights and resistance bands to the park; or get involved in community organizations for people with limited mobility and round up a group to play your favorite recreational activity. A healthy dose of sun and exercise will keep you healthy and also improve your mood!

With this selection of fun summer activities, you will be able to stay active no matter what your circumstances are! The summer is a fun time for everyone, so be sure you take advantage of this joy-filled season and enjoy the fresh air, get in the water, get in touch with nature and, most importantly, keep rocking! If you have any other suggestions, please share with us in the comments box, and be sure you browse PHC Online for any tools you may need to stay active this summer!

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