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news posted Tuesday, 21st May 2019
Why being active this summer could be more important than you think.
Enjoying the summer sun
The summer months are a great time to get that heart rate up and enjoy some exercise. Regular exercise is known to have many significant health benefits, these include improving circulation and reducing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition to this, exercise can have an enormous positive impact on your daily life. Improved stamina, muscle strength and increased flexibility are just some ways exercise can help you carry out day to day activities.
Exercise and mental health
Furthermore, research has shown that exercise is even more important for those with a disability. This is due to the higher risk of obesity and diabetes. As well as the great physical impact of exercise, it is also important for mental health. Evidence has shown that being regularly active can reduce anxiety, promote clearer thinking, decrease the risks of depression and promote better sleep. Although these mental health issues are not exclusive to those with disabilities, it is worth noting that they are more prevalent amongst the disabled population.
It is important to plan and execute an exercise regime suited to individual needs. Exercise does not have to mean going to the gym, lifting weights or running a marathon. Chair based exercises, focusing on strength and mobility have an equally positive impact on both physical and mental health. We advise starting slow and keeping your goals manageable.
Getting out of the house
Exercise undoubtedly has its benefits, but many people forget that simply being outdoors can give you a massive psychological boost. Getting outside and immersing yourself in nature is a great way to reduce anxiety and depression. However, don’t feel like you have to climb a mountain - spending time in a local park or green space can have the same results. Getting out in the sunshine also has the added benefit of raising Vitamin D levels in the body, which is vital for maintaining healthy bones.
We have a wide range of mobility equipment available in store to help those with disabilities to get out of the house and enjoy the warmer months. Our staff are also here to offer advice on the best options to suit individual needs. We can provide anything from walking sticks to mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs. Whatever you need to help you become more active and independent, we are here for you.
If you have a powered wheelchair or scooter, now is a great time get them serviced and get those batteries checked. This will ensure that they are in great working order for the summer months ahead.
news posted Sunday, 25th November 2018
RKS welcomes customers with a new automated front door!
new-product posted Sunday, 25th November 2018
Alber E-motion M25 now available from RKS
achievement posted Sunday, 25th November 2018
Motability-RKS Highly Commended 2018
news posted Tuesday, 9th October 2018
WE WON! AMP AWARDS 2018 WINNER: Dealer of the Year
RKS is the proud winner of the 2018 Access and Mobility Professional Dealer of the Year. The Chester-based recipient of this national award has proven that great success can be achieved and exceptional customer care provided by breaking the mould.
On the back of being a highly commended Motability dealer in 2016, RKS OT Services Ltd has kept its momentum and found itself declared Motability Dealer of the Year 2017. This was achieved in spite of the two occupational therapists who run the business continuing to carry a large clinical caseload. RKS operates with the support of a fabulous team to support all aspects of the business and this award could not have been achieved without them.
The directors are duly proud of their success and the respect they command in what is a generally male-dominated industry.