Benefits of exercise
There can be numerous benefits of keeping fit, which include:
- Improved skin tone
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved bladder function
- Reduction in spasm
- Pain relief
- Weight control
Exercise will also help keep your joints flexible as well as helping maintain muscle strength.
It will help you sleep better and may help you feel better about yourself.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
A good starting point is to find an exercise programme a that suits you. You can do this either alone or with the help of a gym or a sports club.
There are also a variety of sports that a spinal cord injured person can do – WheelPower is a national charity that can help with advice, guidance and a range of opportunities that may interest you.
There are some precautions you need to take when planning to take up an exercise programme. These are covered in Before you exercise.