Adults should engage in physical activity as much as feasible. Adults of any shape, size, or ability should participate in aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises to reduce significant health risks and improve mental health.
According to the CDC, persons with disabilities should attempt to obtain:
- At least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week (e.g., brisk walking; wheelchair use);
- At least 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week (for example, jogging or wheelchair basketball);
- Or a weekly combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic physical exercises.
Diversified Supportive Services provides disability care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to help loved ones with disabilities meet their weekly exercise requirement. These services aim to improve our clients’ health at home and in the community. We realize and feel that intellectual handicaps should not be a barrier to our client’s physical well-being.
As we serve people with intellectual disabilities, we make it a point to collaborate with them, their families, and doctors to develop a care plan that meets their health needs. If our clients do not meet their weekly activity goals, we may still help them stay active by engaging them in regular physical exercise that is appropriate for their ability. We can accomplish this by having children help us with various duties to keep them active.
Our team can assist our clients to tackle everyday challenges with confidence by providing proper mental health care aside from continuous home health care. We want to be dependable caregivers who put their patients first.