Physical Activities for Adults with a Disability

Physical Activities for Adults with a Disability

Physical activities for adults with a disability is important for physical and mental wellbeing. By getting fit, you are able to gain the confidence needed when a disability is getting you down. Most adults with disabilities rely on others to care for them. These caregivers need to be more involved in helping with activities.

Activities for people in wheelchairs, include:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Going to parks

 Find physical activities that are repetitive. This will help to develop and improve muscle and motor skills. Aerobic exercises must be performed for 10 to 15 minutes, three times a week at least

Try the following:

  • Yoga
  • Resistance bands
  • Weights
  • Swimming

Music Therapy

This benefits adults with physical disabilities. We can participate in activities like clapping and sing along. Music therapists include everyone and know that each person is an individual and may have limitations.

Art Therapy

People that have developmental disabilities are encouraged in a creative way through art therapy. By attending art classes and galleries, there will be a new appreciation for art and expression.