Physical Activity Guidelines for People With Spinal Cord Injury

How You Can Get Active!

For important fitness benefits, adults with a spinal cord injury should engage in at least 20 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity 2 days a week, along with strength training exercises 2 days a week.DSCN0814

Meeting these guidelines may also reduce fatigue, improve mobility and enhance elements of health related to quality of life. Social connectedness, positive self-concept and psychological well-being are all positive outcomes of being physically active in your community.

Check out our places resource to find an activity that interests you!

Interested in Learning More? Read the Canadian guidelines.

Get moving with FREE physical activity counselling

Get In Motion is a free, telephone-based physical activity counselling service for Canadian adults with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. All clients are provided with evidence-based resources to help them on their way to a more active lifestyle. Trained and supportive peer counsellors will work with you to meet your physical activity goals. Enroll today!

A Word From Dave…

Jason“Since joining Revved Up, Lisa has become so strong and very motivated. She can now lift her right arm up to her chest and her hand has become very strong. She  can now walk with a quad cane and assistance. Moreover, she has gained confidence because of the strength she has gained and she can’t say enough about the program. Lisa’s balance has improved as well as she can now transfer herself from chair to bed and back to her wheelchair again.”
-Dave (Father of Lisa)

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