Training during lockdown for people with injuries, illness, special needs or NDIS participants

If you or a loved one has special needs when it comes to exercises, whether it’s an injury, an illness or any other condition, continuing to exercise during isolation can present more difficulties than usual. Many people resort to generic online workout videos, but these don’t always accommodate people with special needs.

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But now more than ever it is important to keep your routine and keep exercising, because exercise has a huge array of both physical and mental benefits. Exercise boosts your immune system, helping you to stay healthy. Exercise also helps improve mood, reducing anxiety and depression, reduces stress and can even improve your sleep quality. Of course, you can also expect to see increased strength, cardiovascular fitness, improved balance and weight management depending on the frequency, intensity and type of exercise you do.

So what can you do at home with limited equipment, to help you keep active without exacerbating any injuries or conditions?

The following is a small selection of some basic beginner movements that should work for most people.

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