Moving is a ‘MUST’
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Moving is a ‘MUST’

Moving is a ‘MUST’

Do you recognize that as you get older, you exercise less and less. This often has many reasons. Is that bad? How important is exercise? How do you ensure that you exercise enough, even if you have a certain limitation?

Bone descaling

Moving keeps sharp and young. In addition, as you get older and also if you are disabled, you benefit from exercise. This way you keep yourself as healthy and vital as possible. Exercising daily helps maintain your flexibility and keeps joints flexible. An additional advantage is that your osteoporosis slows down. Always important and certainly around and after the transition. It is not inconceivable that by exercising enough, you can postpone or even prevent the use of medicine against bone loss or weight pain.

Muscle strength is the magic word

Research from, among others, the Peacock University Ontario shows that tripping increases as your age increases. The older you get, the less able you are to keep your balance after stumbling and therefore falling. The reason for this can be explained by decreasing muscle strength in the legs. The more movement, the stronger the body.


Even if you are a little older, more exercise or exercise is useful. You will notice that your condition and muscle strength improve and that you can better prevent (fall) injuries. All the more reason to keep moving. People with disabilities, the elderly and people with diseases such as rheumatism should also continue to exercise. But how and how much exactly?

Relaxation and effort

Are you sitting around your transition? Then the Exercise is for you at least 30 minutes of moderately intensive physical activity. At least 5 days a week, but even better is every day. Are you not naturally a sportsman, do you have limitations or not, any extra amount of exercise makes sense. This regardless of the duration, intensity or type of movement. Examples of moderately intensive exercise are brisk walking and a nice end with moderate speed cycling. Yoga is also a relaxing way of moving.

Enjoy moving

You improve your movement options through training and aids. Cycling is a good and relaxing way. However, this is not easy for everyone. A city bike or oma bike, for example, kicks hard. The electric bicycle offers a solution here. Young or old, a limitation or not, this type of bike can look forward to increasing interest. Not so strange of course, you exercise enough without it costing a lot of effort. Useful and enjoyable go hand in hand here.

Disabled and yet cycling

You can purchase an electric bicycle through various home care organizations. They also usually give good advice about the type of bicycle that suits the person. Not only seniors and disabled people, but also the disabled can move freely with fresh carers in the fresh air.

Tips about reimbursements

It is not always unclear what exactly is reimbursed, that is also the case with an electric bicycle. These bicycles are not reimbursed as standard under the Social Support Act (WMO). Whether someone is eligible depends on the personal situation and the reimbursements that the municipality grants. A municipality decides in which case it is necessary or not. Normally the bicycle is not reimbursed. Via a so-called hardship clause, the municipality can make a positive decision with the corresponding personal budget (PGB). In this way an electric bicycle can still be fully reimbursed.

If one does not qualify for a scheme and PGB through the WMO, there are various options for obtaining an electric bicycle for a reasonable price. There are various organizations that offer bicycles. , for example, is a home care store that buys and sells used electric bicycles and fitness equipment.

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