Best Ways to Exercise with Limited Mobility

Dec 1, 2022

Limited mobility can make it difficult to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, there are many exercises that can be done with limited mobility to help improve strength, flexibility, and overall health. Here are some of the best ways to exercise with limited mobility:

Chair Exercises: Chair exercises are a great way to exercise with limited mobility. These exercises can be done seated or standing, and they can help improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Some examples of chair exercises include chair squats, leg raises, and arm curls.

Yoga: Yoga is a gentle and low-impact form of exercise that can be done with limited mobility. Many yoga poses can be modified to accommodate people with limited mobility, and there are many videos available online that demonstrate how to do these modified poses.

Water Aerobics: Water aerobics is a low-impact form of exercise that can be done in a pool. The buoyancy of the water helps support the body, making it easier to move and reducing the risk of injury.

Resistance Bands: Resistance bands are a great way to build strength with limited mobility. Resistance bands can be used to target specific muscle groups, and they are a great alternative to weights.

Tai Chi: Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that combines movement and meditation. Tai Chi is a great way to improve balance and flexibility, and it can be done seated or standing.

Stretching: Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine, and it can be done with limited mobility. Stretching can help improve flexibility, reduce pain, and prevent injury.

Hand and Finger Exercises: Hand and finger exercises are a great way to improve hand strength and dexterity with limited mobility. Examples of hand and finger exercises include hand grips and finger spreads.

In conclusion, there are many ways to exercise with limited mobility. By incorporating a variety of exercises into your routine, including chair exercises, yoga, water aerobics, resistance bands, tai chi, stretching, and hand and finger exercises, you can help improve your strength, flexibility, and overall health. Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai

Dr. Alibhai, a board-certified general surgeon, passionately leads Nova Bariatrics and General Surgery. Formerly an Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School, he’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University, Medical School at UT Southwestern, and residencies at UT Southwestern. Specializing further, he completed Bariatric and Robotic Fellowships, advancing surgical techniques with a focus on patient well-being.

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