Fit For Anything
Exercise is just as important for a person with a spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus as it is for anyone. It’s essential to maintain good heart and lung health through aerobic exercise, as well as reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
A recent study of disabled gym users revealed that when it comes to exercise, disabled people have staying power - they are almost twice as likely to still be using the gym at any given point in time than non-disabled users.
But keeping fit doesn’t necessarily mean sticking to arduous gym regimes; the most important thing is for you to be as active as you can.
It may seem a struggle at first, but find an exercise you enjoy and set yourself achievable goals and you’ll feel fantastic.
Exercise can also help to prevent secondary conditions such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, pressure sores, hypertension, urinary tract infections, and respiratory disease.