Best Exercises for Disabled Persons

We all are aware of how crucial exercise is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended not only for physical wellbeing but also for the mental fitness of an individual. It strengthens your muscles, elevates your mood, and creates a whole positive outlook on life. Not exercising because you have a certain kind of disability is not an excuse. In fact, exercising regularly is more essential for you if you have limited mobility. It is observed that disabled people at times begin to rely on antidepressants to manage the depression and negative thoughts associated with their condition. However, working out regularly can be more powerful for disabled people to ease any stress, get rid of frustrating thoughts, and to feel better about their own selves in general. Some of the exercises you can do despite your disabilities are listed below: 

Cardio-vascular Exercises: The movements involved in cardio exercises are an excellent way to raise your heart rate. You can engage in light walking, aerobics, or swimming in order to keep your mind and body healthy.  

Strength Training: Such trainings can help in building and strengthening your muscles. If you have trouble using your legs, you can still work on your upper body. 

Chair-Bound Exercises: You can exercise even if you are confined to a chair. You can engage in chair aerobics, yoga, resistance and strength training exercises. Chest presses and shoulder presses, air punching, bicep curls, and seated triceps dip are exercises also available for people in wheelchairs. You just need to find ways to tailor these exercises to fit your needs and comfort. If you are chair-bound, the role of the chair is extremely important for you to make the best out of your workouts. Choose a chair that is comfortable and enhances your ability to exercise well. You can order the Aids4Mobility chair for smoother exercise sessions. It holds your spine in the right position. Also, it offers great support by conforming to your shape and can make exercise a lot easier for you.  

Complete immobility can only worsen your physical and mental health condition. It drastically damages your mood and energy levels. Make an effort to incorporate exercise and activity in your life and experience the wonders it can do for you. Also talk to your doctor or physical therapist before starting any kind of physical exercise. Set small goals in the beginning and gradually increase your activity level as you get more comfortable.  



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Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process

In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.

Who is eligible for VAT relief?

You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:

VAT Relief on our Disability Aids

All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.

How VAT relief works

If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

More information from HMRC

You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.

The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).