Adults should be physically active as often as possible. No matter what shape, size, or ability, adults should engage in aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities to prevent major health risks and improve mental health. The CDC states that adults with disabilities should try to get:
- At least 2 hours and 30 minutes worth of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week (i.e., brisk walking; wheeling oneself in a wheelchair);
- At least 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (i.e., jogging, wheelchair basketball);
- Or a mix of both moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activities each week.
To help loved ones with disabilities comply with their weekly exercise requirement, Andrew Developmental Disabilities Services, LLC, offers supported living services that aim to improve the health of our clients at home and in the community.
We understand and believe that intellectual disability should not be a hindrance in maintaining the physical wellness of our clients. As we serve individuals with intellectual disabilities in Ohio, we make it a point to team up with them, their families, and doctors to create a care plan that caters to their health requirements.
If our clients fail to achieve their weekly activity guidelines, we can still help them stay active engaging them in regular physical activity based on their abilities. One way we can do this is by letting them perform various chores with us so that they can avoid inactivity.
Through proper care for developmental disabilities in Whitehall, Ohio, we can help our clients face everyday challenges with confidence. We aim to be reliable care providers where they can feel their best.