Focus on Fitness to Aid Mobility
22 February 2012 - The organisers of the annual Mobility Roadshow are promoting ‘fitness for mobility’, an exciting new feature at this year’s event that takes place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on 21st, 22nd and 23rd June.
If you are disabled keeping fit can be even more important than for a non-disabled person but everyday exercise such as walking, jogging and running can be out of reach. Exercise is important to help prevent obesity and cardiovascular disease and a good fitness level can also mean greatly enhanced mobility.
In the Cyclone Technologies Focus on Fitness zone visitors will be able to try a wide range of equipment to meet every day needs - from gentle activity to full cardiovascular workouts. Included will be new developments in functional electrical stimulation (FES) therapy equipment that can be used at home to benefit rehabilitation of some stroke and MS patients as well as spinal injury.
"Increasing the focus on fitness at the Mobility Roadshow is an excellent initiative, which we are pleased to support,” said Dave Hawkins, Managing Director, Cyclone Technologies. “It is proven that an optimum level of fitness is vital to the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, especially to the rehabilitation of those newly disabled. The timing is perfect, as the rapid advancement of new technology is enabling everyday fitness to be more accessible and we shall have an exciting range of products for visitors to try out."
Visitors to the Medicotech stand can try a wide range of active/passive bikes, which are used either at home or in a rehab setting.“As a wheelchair user I know how important it is to get the best possible advice and range of products to view under the one roof - that is why it is great to be at the Mobility Roadshow again,” said Shukri Mansour, Managing Director, Medicotech Ltd. “Medical studies have proved that whether you are cycling passively or actively with our bikes you can maintain and regain muscle strength and vastly improve your level of fitness and well-being. The Olympic year is well chosen to put the spotlight on fitness.”
Visitors will also be able to gauge their fitness in this year’s expanded Sports Arena/Activity Zone hosted by RGK Wheelchairs. Celebrating the London 2012 Paralympic Games visitors can participate in mini tournaments and events, plus the ever popular accessible climbing wall.
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