After a busy and hopefully enjoyable Christmas and New Year, it’s time to burn off the extra calories off! Exercise is good for people of any age and can ease symptoms of many chronic conditions. And contrary to popular belief, weakness and poor balance are actually linked to inactivity, rather than age.
What types of exercise are possible with limited mobility?
Cardiovascular exercises that raise your heart rate and increase your endurance. These can include walking, running, cycling, dancing, tennis, swimming, water aerobics, or “aqua jogging”. Many people with mobility issues find exercising in water especially beneficial as it supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint discomfort. Even if you’re confined to a chair or wheelchair, it’s still possible to perform cardiovascular exercise.
Strength training exercises involve using weights or other resistance to build muscle and bone mass, improve balance, and prevent falls. Flexibility exercises help enhance your range of motion, prevent injury, and reduce pain and stiffness. These may include stretching exercises and yoga.
Here at Adaptawear we have some discreetly adapted clothing to help when undertaking exercise. These include tracksuit pants and swimwear for incontinence sufferers.
Tracksuit Pants with side zips
Soft unisex tracksuit pants with side zips all the way down both legs. Navy in sizes Small – XX Large. Price £30.00 ex VAT
Ladies Side Opening Tracksuit Bottoms
Soft velour and satin trim, elastic waist and two side zips with matching pull tags. These tracksuit joggers are easy to get on and off quickly and will keep you warm all day long. Clearance Offer: £10.00 ex VAT
Ladies Back Opening Tracksuit Top
Back opening with discrete poppers to make assisted dressing quick and easy, this track suit top is ultra-comfortable and warm. Clearance Offer £10.00 ex VAT
Men’s Incontinence Swim Shorts
These Kes-Vir Men’s Incontinence Swim Shorts are specifically designed for faecal incontinence (solid bowel movements) but look like regular men’s swimwear. Price £39.99 ex VAT.
Ladies Incontinence Swimsuit
This Kes-Vir Ladies Incontinence Swimsuit is specifically designed for faecal incontinence but the sash design makes it look like a regular swimsuit. Price £45.99 ex VAT.
Please see our Adaptawear website for our full range of clothing that we have available.