We all know the importance of staying active and physically fit, but that’s easier said than done for those of us with spinal cord injuries or other disabilities. Many gyms don’t have accessible equipment that allow for easy transferring or that can accommodate the wheelchair.
Sometimes you have to go beyond the walls of the gym and find everyday activities that can give you that cardio workout or allows you to build up that muscle tone. Manual wheelchair users can push their chairs as part of their exercise routine. For those with power chairs, find an exercise that works for you, whether it’s a few range-of-motion exercises or stretching.
The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission is helping the disability stay active by hosting an Adaptive Recreation Expo on Sunday, September 28 at James Island County Park. The Expo is to showcase a number of sports that have been adapted for people with disabilities.
Ranging from bocce and kayaking to basketball and wall climbing, there is a sport for every level of athleticism.
This is the first time an event like this is being held by the Commission and I’m looking forward to the fun-filled afternoon. For more details, see the flyer below.