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Fitness Programmes for Persons with Disabilities

  1. Introduction
  2. Benefits of Exercise
  3. Notes for Doing Exercise
  4. A Guide to Exercise
  5. Warm-up Exercise (Stretching Exercise)
  6. Muscle Strengthening
  7. Cardiopulmonary Exercise
  8. Cool-down Exercise
  9. Fitness Programme for Persons with Disabilities
  10. Virtual Class for Fitness Exercise for Persons with Disabilities
  11. Download Pamphlet of Fitness Exercise for Persons with Disabilities
(C) Cardiopulmonary Exercise - about l0 to 15 minutes

You can do the following exercise with light music. Do 10-15 times at the beginning and increase the frequency gradually. Set your goal to do 10-15 minutes.

Graphic: StandingGraphic: Cardiopulmonary Exercise 1
  1. Hold back of the chair firmly with one hand, while putting the other on your waist. March on the spot.
Graphic: Cardiopulmonary Exercise 2Graphic: Cardiopulmonary Exercise 2
  1. Hold a ball in front of your chest with both hands(starting position):
    i) Extend your arms to the front. Return to starting position.  
    ii) Hold the ball up above your head with straight arms. Return to starting position.
    iii) Extend your arms out and to your left front. Return to starting position.
    iv) Extend your arms out and to your right front. Return to starting position.
    Repeat the whole set of exercise.

Graphic: Cardiopulmonary Exercise 3

Graphic: Supine lying

  1. Lie on your back and move your legs like riding a bicycle.


Apart from these exercises, you should walk, push wheelchair and do muscle strengthening exercises more often. If you increase the frequency and duration of exercise, you can improve your cardiopulmonary system.


(D) Cool-down Exercise (Stretching Exercise)

- about 5 to 10 minutes

Same as the warm-up exercise.

 
Fitness Programme for Persons with Disabilities

The organizers will arrange outreaching promotional activities on healthy exercise in various districts for persons with disabilities. Qualified instructors will visit special schools, sheltered workshops and rehabilitation institutions to guide and teach the disabled and their carers how to take exercise. For details, please call the Government hotline at 1823 .

For more useful information on health, please call the hotline of the Department of Health at 2833 0111 or visit the website at http://www.cheu.gov.hk

Acknowledgments:

Special thanks to the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association, the Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong,China and the Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University for their help in producing the content of Fitness Programmes for Persons with Disabilities.

 

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