The Quingo team want to help you to improve your mobility and overall wellbeing whilst helping you to keep active and get out and about. With this in mind we want to highlight some gentle and effective exercises you can do whilst seated on your Quingo.*
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As a Quingo scooter user, you’re already sitting in the best anatomical position which will help to prevent aches and pains from sitting down too long. If you also want to keep active while on your scooter here are some gentle exercises to help improve circulation and reduce stiffness.
Whilst the Quingo team would always advise that you check with your G.P. before undertaking any form of exercise, having limited mobility may not necessarily mean that exercise is not for you. It just means that you have to make sure you choose an exercise routine that’s right for your own level of mobility and fitness.
Start slowly and increase your activity level little by little. You’ll soon start to reap the benefits.
A few exercises you can do whilst seated on your Quingo
Here are a few quick and gentle exercises you can perform on your Quingo:
- Write the Alphabet with Your Toes: This is an extremely effective exercise. Using your feet, point your toes and write out each letter of the alphabet. Do one foot at a time then repeat with the other. The different shapes this exercise forces you to make with your toes makes you stimulate ankle motion in every direction. This is a great way to get the blood flowing and to keep your feet warm.
- Rotate Your Feet: This simple ankle exercise will help reduce stiffness in your ankles after long journeys. Rotate your foot clockwise for 15 seconds, then anti-clockwise for another 15 seconds.
- Foot Pumps: This exercise will work really well with your adaptive footplates. Place your feet flat on the footplates. Keeping your heels on the footplates, point your toes up as far as you can. Then keep your toes on the footplates and raise your heels. Repeat five times.
- Neck Roll: This exercise improves circulation in your upper body. Gently drop your ear to your shoulder then roll your head around to the other shoulder. Repeat 10 times.
- Shoulder Roll: Gently roll your shoulders forward five times, then roll them backwards five times.
Staying active can help to reduce stiffness in muscles and can go a long way towards improving blood circulation, which will also help you to keep warm. Just a few minutes exercise a day can make a noticeable difference to your overall wellbeing.
*Please do not attempt any of these exercises whilst driving your Quingo. Make sure the engine is turned off, the key is removed, and that you have enough room to do the exercises without coming into contact with anything around you.