Athletic and active in everyday life
Exercising and engaging in a sport benefits our bodies and our minds. When people become active for the first time – or regain their mobility – their faces speak volumes. Individual circumstances can differ widely. So can motives. Exercising your cardiovascular system, maintaining personal mobility, unwinding, experiencing yourself in action and overcoming challenges – these are all good reasons for people with and without disabilities to take up a sport. But where do you begin? The following pages provide information and examples to help newcomers get started.
First steps are often the hardest. It’s wise not to overdo things and give your body plenty of time to adjust.
Amateur athletes and Paralympic stars share advice on how to stay motivated and avoid getting stuck in a rut in your sports routine.