Swimming is the most popular sport among disabled people. People with disabilities or mobility issues can achieve important health benefits by being as physically active as possible.
Although every individual is different, it’s true that some people with disabilities or mobility issues are not as active as others. If you have a disability or limited mobility – and are leading a sedentary lifestyle – you may be at greater risk of being obese, or experiencing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease.
For anyone with a disability or mobility issue, it’s vital to be as physically active as possible. Equally, it’s important to find ways to overcome any barriers you may face as you try to become physically active.
Dimitris is providing therapeutic recreation through swimming for people with a variety of physical challenges.