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does anyone have tips of losing weight and exercising for those paralyzed from the waist down?

I’m paralyzed from the weight down so my physical motion is limited of course. But I do want to still lose weight and exercise more. I know one good way of losing weight is running (or rolling) every day but we’ve been having a lot of rain lately so it’s been difficult to go out and do that. Any ideas?

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5 Responses to “does anyone have tips of losing weight and exercising for those paralyzed from the waist down?”

  1. oh, i see.... said :

    eat a good, balanced diet. you do resistance exercises with dumbbells, theraband, etc and also do endurance activities like using an arm bike. you can find cheap ones online that have adjustable resistance.

  2. jobees said :

    play a sport socially weights or buy your self some exercise for your upper body or look into a gym that has them. go swimming if it warm enough

    that have a good diet

  3. wkemrer said :

    Because I am not in your shoes I would suggest asking your doctor to send you for work conditioning which teaches a variety of exercises and helps you to become stronger and healthier. I have alot of back issues and I am very limited with what I am able to do but learned so much from work conditioning which later when I became stronger did work hardening.
    My work conditioning composed of shooting baskets, stretches, stability strengthening,boxing, pulling ropes and the list went on and on. I learned things that I can apply at home. This would provide you with a broad amount of exercises you will learn and can apply to everyday living.

  4. M said :

    Upper body exercises. Swimming. You can swim, and this will work you out well. Because you are paralyzed you will want someone who works with people you have the same or similar issue, but this is one of the best ways to get exercise even if you are partially immobilized.

  5. burnsinsideofme said :

    Im paralysed from the chest down (T3). I eat a well balanced diet so I dont put on weight and try to excercise 3-4 times a week.

    Try checking out your local gym. They cant/wont turn you away just because your a para. They should have facilities for this sort of thing. Swimming is a brilliant source of excercise, as well as being theraputic. I really enjoy swimming, and because I dont have a lot of balance, i feel safe in the water because my body is supported.

    Wheelchair football, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, they are all good options too.

    Eat healthily, but dont go nuts and deny youself everything, i.e eat well during the week, and have a takeout or something on Saturday. Dont forget to drink lots of water!

    At the end of the day, even just pushing yourself around the house (street, work/school, mall) is still excercise.


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