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NCHPAD - Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

Healthy Couples' Activities


By:  Kelly Bonner

No, I’m not referring to couples’ P.D.A., as in public displays of affection, but P.A., as in physical activity. I am a sucker for chick flicks, and one of my favorites is Anna and the King. I often find myself singing along to an old tune they sang in the movie called “A Bicycle Built for Two.” It evokes pictures in my mind of a young girl and her beau riding down the street together. If this February 14th finds you lucky in love, then perhaps you, too, have dreamt of taking a bike ride with your significant other. But if one half of your duo has a disability, then there might not be a bike built for the two of you, and finding any activities that you two can do together probably poses numerous challenges. So this month I thought I would put together a list of some activities that couples can do together, regardless of ability.

A male and female couple are kissing on a tandem bicycle



Disclaimer: Proper precautions must be taken before you begin an exercise program. An understanding of your current health status and potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. This program is intended to incorporate high-intensity physical activity into your daily life, but should not be used in place of physical therapy, professional medical advice, or treatment.


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