Importance of Exercise
Individuals with spinal cord injuries can experience several benefits from regular exercise, which may include:
- Prevents secondary conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pressure sores, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, urinary tract infections, and respiratory disease.
- Prevents deconditioning and obesity
- Provides psychological and/or recreational benefits
- Can help ease the effort involved in activities of daily living (ADLs)