Exercise and spinal cord injury wc skills mono1

Being fit and active is important for good health.

Posture and spinal cord injury posture

Good posture when you are sitting in a wheelchair is important for many reasons.

Rating of perceived exertion josh active push

The rate of perceived exertion is a scale used to monitor exercise intensity.

Finding wheelchair accessible pool and gym facilities gym wc

It's useful to have a set of questions on hand when you are trying to find out how accessible a sporting facility is.

Getting Started

Here are a few common barriers to physical activity and some tips to help overcome them.

Using the FITT principle to get fit

The FITT Principle is an easy tool to use for planning out your activity. The acronym stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.

Physical Activity Plan

A Physical Activity Planner can be a great tool to get yourself into a new routine and keep you on track.

Weight Management in SCI

It is important to maintain a healthy weight. This will help to keep you feeling and looking well, and able to do all the things you need to do each day..

Energy Expenditure and Daily Activities

It is important to remember that it's not just exercise that can burn calories. Some activities we do on a daily basis can also burn calories

Energy Balance for Weight Management

To prevent weight gain, energy intake must be balanced with energy expenditure which can be achieved through exercise, physical activity and a healthy diet.