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Physical fitness is quite significant for the whole world. Deaf and disabled individuals hold a special place in society, as they are an imperative pillar of our society. Their health and physical activities hold the same importance as the fitness and physical fitness of any other person.

Deaf persons are special in several ways. They require an extra mental and physical care so that they could cope up their disability and stand head to head with other members of the society.

Now, there are various sports campaign and tournaments arranged for normal people. Nevertheless, no disability can stop deaf people from taking part in these sports activities. As many games do not involve the sense of hearing in them. Deaf persons can utilize their other special abilities and activeness to maintain their physical activeness.

Here are some sports and activities in which deaf people can take part and enjoy the most out of it:

  1. Racing

Deaf individuals fear they would not be able to compete with the normal world. They need to be supported and encouraged like the general public. One of the best ways to make them feel normal is that they should be allowed to compete in normal sports. They should be encouraged by their parents.

Racing is one of the widely accepted sports that is suitable for almost all age groups. This sport is also played by the category of deaf folks. Races may vary for different distances like 100-metre race, 300-meter race et cetera. They can run and practice these just like other people. So this sport plays a vital role in helping them to walk with all others.

  1. Surfing or body boarding

Everyone can do surfing, all it takes is practice. Surfing has always been one of the most loved activities by all. Surfing is a water sport in which the surfer ( who rides the surfboard) rides the board over the curves of the waves. In summers, everyone loves to go the beach and surf on the waves. It does not require any hearing; any person with any level of hearing can do this. Likewise, bodyboarding is an alike sport. In this, a person rides a bodyboard by lying his chest on the board, a surfer rides it over the waves of the sea.

Now, no matter who is going to surf, you need the right equipment to do this. There are a number of reasons to buy a quality gear for this sport. They enhance the performance of the rider. You should know about the equipment you are going to buy is trustworthy and it’s worth the money. Also, it is of high quality so that it may last longer. Churchillfinsreview.com provides the best picks for cheap bodyboards. You can select the bodyboard that is suitable for you from here. Moreover, they have reviewed many fantastic bodyboards with unique specifications and preceding customers’ opinions. You’ll find out both the most expensive and low-priced bodyboards along with detailed features.

  1. Football

Football is another sport deaf people can take part in. Football requires a team of players that require coordination with each other. Now they can develop coordination with other players using sign language or other techniques like that. Many great players are deaf yet they are a part of the international teams.

  1. Basketball

Basketball does not require much of hearing. All it requires is to maintain the focus at the ball, make quick and right decision to put the ball go into that basket.

The team coordination is not much required as it involves the passing of ball at the time that can be coordinated by making eye contact or gesture. Deaf people can easily take part in this sport even on national or international levels. All it requires is the passion and skill for the sport.…

Visually impaired individuals due to limitations tend to not to get the required amount of physical activity. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an individual with a disability of any kind needs at least 30 – 40 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity. Just like any other individual. However, due to the following limitations this is not easily attainable:

  • Lack of resources – transportation and finances
  • Motivation can be a factor
  • Fear, the possibility of getting hurt
  • Lack of awareness – do not know exercises

These may be hard for some individuals to overcome and adapt a workout routine that will help them stay in shape. But being visually impaired doesn’t mean you have a to live a sedentary life. We have a how to guide for visually impaired individuals to be active and keep their muscles flexible.

Getting Exercise for the Visually Impaired

Improve Flexibility

Flexibility is important for all individuals. It is the process of stretching your muscles in their full range of motion (ROM) so that they are active and do not cramp up. It doesn’t fall under the very strenuous part of a workout but it helps improve muscle elasticity while keeping it in shape.

Process of stretching

Stretching helps you to improve the flexibility of your body and muscles. It helps keep it in tone. You can target each muscle individually or work on a group of muscles together. You need to make sure to do the following when stretching:

The muscle should be stretched to its end point.

When the endpoint is reached and the muscle can no longer be stretched, you hold for 10 seconds.

You then bring it back to its original position.

You can start your stretches in this manner and once your muscles start to adapt, you can hold for a longer period of time. You should stretch a minimum 3 times a week and have around 12 different stretches in a session. You can also use a resistance band to help with stretches as it will add a little resistance for some muscle development also.

If you are just starting off, we recommend you have a partner that can help you. They should assist you until you get accustomed to the stretches. Stretches are great and will help you warm yourself up once you pick up another physical activity. Here is a list of other activities for the visually impaired with the help of assistance, stretching will get you ready for these activities:

  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Weight Lifting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Dancing
  • Walking and Running
  • Team sports (Cricket, Basketball, and so on)

You can find more activities on workouthq.org and see how you can adapt them to your daily routine. Just because you are visually impaired doesn’t mean you have to live a sedentary life. You can take Lou Ferrigno as a role model, he lost 80% of his hearing ability at the age of 3 but is one of the fittest stars who even played the Incredible Hulk in the 70s.…