HOW TO GET ACTIVE & STAY HEALTHY IN 2020

Its the first day of the new year 2020 and as always many of us are determined to make this a better year than 2019. New year resolutions abound but many fall to the wayside within several weeks. In order to stay the course, find a fun activity that truly interests you and stick with it. When living with a physical disability, staying active will build your muscles, increase your stamina, strengthen your bones, improve your balance and coordination, increase your social activity and provide you with an opportunity to play and compete alongside your peers, friends and family.

There are many adaptive sports and activities available to individuals living with a disability, both young and old. If you are at a loss for things to try, here are a few ideas that may peak your interest. Remember to consult with your physician before trying something new to ensure that the activity is safe for you.

Cycling
Golf
Horseback RIding
Paddling
Scuba

Sitting Volleyball
Snow Skiing
Swimming
Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Tennis

In addition to the above, you may also want to try any of the following: archery, bocce, fencing, fishing, hunting, martial arts, table tennis, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, surfing, track & field, water skiing, wheelchair skateboarding, wheelchair racing, etc.

RESOURCES FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION (CAF)
SPECIAL OLYMPICS
US PARALYMPICS
NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER
NATIONAL CENTER ON HEALTH, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DISABILITY
NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED
WASATCH ADAPTIVE SPORTS
DISABLED SPORTS USA
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
AMERICAN WHEELCHAIR BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

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