I wasn’t active before I had my amputation, so why should I start now?
It’s never too late to start. You don’t have to play sport or use a gym to be active, lots of activities count. Incorporating activities into your daily routine, such as walking or using your wheelchair to visit the local shops or the park with family/friends, can be a very useful way of being more physically active. You may have previously been doing more activity than you thought. It is very easy to lose your confidence and do less without even realising it. We know that doing a bit more can have a big impact on your physical and psychological wellbeing, confidence and ability to carry out day to day tasks. Speaking to your local prosthetic centre or physiotherapy department can be very helpful, as they may be able to discuss with you a range of activities that are available close to you and they can share their experience of what others have found helpful in the past.
Tips you may wish to share:
- Try to incorporate activity into your daily routine
- Start small and build up gradually
- Speak to your local prosthetic centre or physiotherapy department to find out what opportunities are available for you locally