Stop sitting in your wheelchair worrying about your expending belly. If you’re desperate to lose weight there are plenty of ways to tackle it. Let’s look at some of the ones you might find interesting. Get out more often The obvious way to lose more weight is to get out more often, because if you’re wheeling yourself around you’ll burn through a lot of calories each day. Just make sure you’re doing something you enjoy, or you’ll end up getting bored after a week and you’ll be right back to where you started. When you’re starting out you should begin slowly so moving around more often becomes a habit. If you can’t wheel yourself around on your own you don’t need to worry because there are other things you can do. Watch what you drink I think we’re all guilty of drinking fat too many calories each day without even realizing it. Some people can get away with it, but other people put on weight far too easily after a few trips to Starbucks. Did you know some of the drinks you get at coffee shops contain more calories than you’d find in a chocolate bar? Even soda has about 10 spoonfuls of sugar in each can and a fruit smoothie is full of sugar too.
The pounds will start falling off if you stick to low-calories drinks 95% of the time. Count your calories Just because some drinks are full of calories it doesn’t mean we’ll lose weight by cutting them out of our lives. Each individual will have a calorie limit they need to be below if they want to lose weight. You can climb above your daily calorie limit on occasion, but you need to be under it more often than not. The easiest way for anyone to stay below that number is by counting exactly how many calories they eat each day. It is time-consuming but maybe worth it if you’re overweight. Upper body workouts When you’re sitting in your wheelchair you’ll still be able to lift weights using dumbbells. Vertical lifts are easy because you just push the dumbbells over your head. You will be able to do bicep curls at the side of your wheelchair.
If you’re one of the lucky ones you will be able to climb out of your wheelchair and you’ll be able to perform many more exercises. If you don’t have any serious leg issues you might even be able to perform some sort of lower body workouts. Take up a sport This is obviously the dream way to lose weight for a lot of people in a wheelchair, because falling in love with a sport is better than wheeling yourself around town. It will become your passion and you’ll make friends with lots of people. You’ll also be able to lose lots of weight when you’re competing in most sports. These days there are a lot more clubs around for people with disabilities, so if you look hard you might find something you like in your local area.