Ila has tried to stay relatively active her whole life, but over time her lung condition, osteoporosis, and kidney condition required some adjustments. Coincidentally, Ila’s daughters also happen to have health conditions, and they have been invaluable in more ways than one. As a family, they not only help keep each other’s spirits up, but they also get each other to try new things and provide each other support.
How Ila Gets Moving
Ila does basic exercises around the home, including climbing the stairs, lifting tin cans, and marching in place. She’s had to swap some activities, like running, for less intense options, like walking, but nonetheless finds that she gets a boost of energy and confidence from it. One of the things she’s liked most is the Zumba and Inclusive dance routines she’s been doing with her daughters in the back garden. It’s a chance for her to move a bit more while spending time as a family – Ila can’t get enough of it!
Ila also enjoys doing online dance classes, where she has been able to meet new people from across the country all sharing a love for dance. Another benefit of the online classes is that Ila’s husband has been able to join in, meaning the whole family is now involved!
Here are some resources related to Ila’s story about moving more: