Exercise increases your ability to perform activities of daily living. It can also increase physical independence and self-confidence. In addition, exercise can also aid in a healthy body image and allow for social interaction. As a result, you can become more independent in your daily activities, more efficient in your locomotion, and decrease the risk of secondary conditions associated with wheelchair use. With any exercise program, proper precautions must be taken before you begin. An understanding of potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. It is also advised that individuals with disabilities desiring to engage in exercise contact an ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer for more assistance.

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