Health & Fitness

Exercise and Adults with SB

Q: Do you have any exercise or safety tips for adults with Spina Bifida who want to become active?

A: You will want to first make sure you are healthy enough to exercise. Inform your physician that you are starting an exercise program. As you choose the right program for you, make sure the activities you choose are varied, fun, and rewarding. Exercise as often as you can, ideally performing strengthening exercises three to four days a week. The National Center on Physical Activity for People with Disabilities (NCPAD) advises that you be active throughout the day - just keep moving.

The Health Guide for Adults Living with Spina Bifida includes a section on physical activity and weight control that is helpful for adults concerned about their general health.  This publication is available at SBA's Marketplace.