Wednesday March 27, 2019
How much exercise should adults with SCI be doing?
See our NEW SCIRE Community page!
[Exercise Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury]
Overwhelming evidence suggests that people living with SCI can achieve health benefits from activity levels well below the generally recommended 150 min/week threshold.
A group led by Dr. Kathleeen Martin Ginis at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey at Loughborough University, UK reviewed relevant literature and held consensus meetings to develop international guidelines on physical activity after SCI. (See published academic paper on Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41393-017-0017-3)
We are excited to announce that our SCIRE Community team has thoroughly gone over the new guidelines for you and have recently just uploaded a new page Exercise Guidelines for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury under the Movement and Exercise topic area, so that it will be laid out to the SCI community in everyday language.
These guidelines are most appropriate for adults aged 18-64 with chronic SCI (at least 1 year post-onset, neurological level C3 or below), from traumatic or non-traumatic causes, including tetraplegia and paraplegia.
The guidelines are currently available in 6 languages and are available for download: