The Caregivers physique is key for many people with physical disabilities and in situations of dependency. This type of work that requires dedication and patience can also be physically demanding as it often requires a certain amount of effort to lift the patients. For example, from their beds to their wheelchairs or the WC, or to change the patient's posture to avoid bed sores or make other positional changes. In the long term, this overexertion by the caregiver may cause a variety of health problems.
Physical activity is very beneficial for all children. Exercising is not only good for children’s health and well-being, but it also plays a key role in their development and learning. Thanks to physical activity, children and adolescents can improve their self-esteem, develop social relationships and learn to overcome their limitations.
Travel for wheelchair users can sometimes be quite difficult and there can be barriers and obstacles that need to be overcome, especially on long journeys. But, keeping a positive attitude and following some basic rules are key to enjoying the adventure.
Sport is becoming increasingly inclusive and continues to adapt to people’s diverse capabilities. Swimming, diving and sailing are just some of the water sports that allow people with disabilities to practice sports activities during the summer. These sports combine physical activity with leisure and well-being.
Travelling with a catheter can be uncomfortable and intimidating, but it is far from unachievable: although there are some small risks associated with long plane journeys. Although different airlines have their own guidelines regarding what assistance is available, in most cases, there are no problems in this respect, and you should simply follow some basic advice.