Summer is the perfect time to enjoy free time and take up new activities. Would you like to experience new sensations and make the most of your holidays? We strongly recommend you to read this post and try some of the suggested adapted summer sports.
As we know, sport is very important for people with a spinal cord injury thanks to its many advantages. In addition to all adapted sports that are available to practise during the year, there is a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to adapted water sports which are ideal for summer time.
Benefits of water adapted sports
Water sports are very beneficial for those who practise them, specially for the ones with reduced mobility since they can move in water with less effort and the exercise feels much easier to perform.
These are some of the benefits of water adapted sports for people with a spinal cord injury:
- All muscles are trained.
- The cardiorespiratory capacity increases.
- Stamina, strength and flexibility are developed.
- They help to better position the spine.
- They ease the pressure from the joints.
Adapted sport activities for summer
Forget enduring the heat while doing sport. Choose water adapted sports for this summer such as the ones we suggest you as follows:
There is an increased number of more accessible swimming pools which makes swimming one of the most practised adapted sports. Moreover, it brings many advantages to people with a spinal cord injury.
If you feel like trying new activities, we recommend adapted diving. Along with the incredible views, it favours team work.
Adapted water ski
Get an adrenaline rush by performing adapted water ski and enjoy sport, speed and sense of risk.
This sport favours team work and it is a good option to enjoy a quiet sport type this summer.
This adapted sport has already increased popularity among its followers. The required equipment to perform it is a helmet, a neoprene suit and adapted paddles. There are two different types to choose from: kayaking (one person) or canoeing (two people).
Would you like to try any of these adapted sport activities this summer?