There’s a huge misconception about how any sort of disability limits your capability to indulge in physical activity, but that’s further from the truth. In fact, NDIS acknowledges the importance of being physically active and provides a diverse range of funding for sporting activities and equipment. More info available on Supports funded by the NDIS | NDIS

  • Reducing the likelihood of Health-related diseases: Over the years, it has been found that no physical activity of any kind can lead to severe health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetics, osteopenia and etc. individuals with disabilities are more prone to these problems(50% more likely) due to lack of consciousness about how and what type of physical activity they can indulge into. 
  • PA makes you more independent: We at Providence always believe in improving participation and independence for our clients and indulging in physical activities is also one of the key contributors to making people with disabilities more independent, as PA improves your internal strength and forbearance along with enhancing the quality of life. 
  • Physically active helps overcome depression: The feeling of being low is pretty high among individuals with a disability, so for them, it’s extremely important to adopt a healthy lifestyle to better their mood and to overcome emotional and mental irregularities.
  • Opportunity to meet new people and add new experiences to your life: One of the major causes of depression is staying isolated but indulging in sports or community programs that keep you active really helps you overcome variability. And also increases the socialization possibilities as well. 

To conclude, exercising or maintaining a healthy lifestyle does reduce the risk and enhances the overall physical health no matter whether you’re physically challenged or not. 

To learn more about how you can exercise safely with the proper guidance of a personal therapist or trainer, please contact the registered NDIS provider Providence health