Movers and Shakers

collage of images showing different sporting equipment, including hand weights, a soccer ball, a swimming pool with lanes marked for laps, ice skates, a badminton racket with birdies, curling stones, a wheelchair racer, an archery target, a bowling ball return, a softball in a glove, yoga gear, and hiking boots
[Images used for collage care of Pixabay.]

This is a thread to discuss what you do for physical recreation, if you do anything in particular, including modifications used by Shakers with mobility issues. Maybe you're a competitive triathlete; maybe you throw axes to release tension; maybe you just like to go for a stroll or spin around your neighborhood. Everything from free climbing to flamenco to frisbee to football — whatever!

Or maybe you're looking for ideas, or suggestions on where to start with some activity about which you're curious, or you need advice from someone more skilled, or you have advice for other disabled people about adaptive gear. Have at it!

Commenting Guidelines: There is no judgment in this space for people who do not have any kind of regular routine of movement. There can be a lot of reasons for that, from not having the physical ability, to not having the time, to having been discouraged by fat hatred, to being in recovery from body issues. Also please note that this thread is about the joy of movement for fun and general fitness for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Weight-loss talk is not appropriate.

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