By Stacey Francis
There are many ways for individuals with Cerebral Palsy to stay active. Here are ten:
1. Stretching – Seeing as people with CP have really tight muscles that are always contracting, stretching is very important! I would encourage people to stretch every day – multiple times a day if possible!
2. Walking– Walking is important as it prevents muscles and joints from getting too stiff, keeps your heart pumping and your blood flowing. If this isn’t possible, any continuous movement is good – arm rotation, leg movement etc.
10. Zumba– Zumba is possible in your chair and incorporates both dance and exercise! Zumba Gold may be suitable for you! For more information, go here: http://www.zumbavancouver.ca/classes.php (May qualify for a subsidized rate with the leisure access card).