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In-home wheelchair workout (COVID-19) | Daniella

Apr 14, 2020 | Disability Care News

Today Daniella tackles the challenges of a wheelchair workout while staying home, she has some great tips…

With her regular wheelchair workout interrupted by COVID-19, she has been working with her Trainer on-line to keep up the consistency.

Being wheelchair-bound creates challenges for working out in normal circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upped the degree of difficulty, not easily discouraged, Daniella is up to the challenge.

This easy to do at home wheelchair workout only requires a few simple items

  • Towel or yoga mat
  • Light dumbells
  • Resistance band

Keeping physically fit during the COVID-19 pandemic is an important factor for us to keeping healthy over the next few months. You should find some way of including a workout in your daily routine.

  • Its important for our at-home lifestyle

Limited room does not mean that we have fewer things to do, we still have to do most of the things we need to do and in some cases, we will be required to do that with less help. Staying fit will reduce the frustration and fatigue of the challenges of social isolation 

  • It will be important to our mobility for the things we ant achieve when this is all over

It will be easy to create bad habits over the next few months that can actually rob us of the lifestyle we have worked so hard to achieve. Our wheelchair workouts will ensure that when this is all over we will bounce back to our old life.

  • It’s important for our mental health.

The University of Melbourne has stated this week “…The uncertainty associated with COVID-19, the disruption to usual routines, the need for working from home or self-isolating can have significant impacts on your wellbeing and mental health”

Daniella’s routine includes:

Warmup

  • Neck stretches 
  • Side to side & Up and Down
  • Tree Huggers
  • Arm Stretch and Twists

Then the actual wheelchair workout

Exercises Arm Circles Right, Center & Left

Resistance Band, Chest, Forehead, Goalposts

Around the Worlds with weights, Upward rows 3 sets of 12

Bicep Curls 3 sets of 12

With gyms closing, social events being shut down and opportunities that we usually have for getting out and doing things, wh have to make a way in our routines for the important things. 

Want more? Let Daniella know on the bottom of her video, she loves to know what her fans want to see and hear.

Once again we are thankful for Daniella’s posts to keep us all motivated. We hope that Daniella’s in-home wheelchair workout will be an inspiration for you to be your best self during these challenging times.

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