Since I was diagnosed with diabetes I had to learn how to eat better and with disabilities how to continue to get enough exercise to help my body stay in shape.
It really is not easy to get control of a disease and start an exercise routine along with the daily struggles of everyday life. It is to exhausting for many with serious health issues to maintain the same standards as a person without limitations. So I started looking at how to incorporate my everyday necessary living routine into a daily exercise routine so I could live a healthier lifestyle.
The biggest and best idea was having a garden. Having a garden gave me the exercise I needed and the fresh foods I needed to eat. I also stayed away from putting any poisons on the plants and let them grow naturally. Going more organically with my garden helped me even more to get control of my health conditions.
Then I saw the results from my changed way of life and it was amazing. Then I thought about all the other people that are handicapped and in wheelchairs. Somethings may be beyond out control with health issues and somethings we can learn to control. I have learned that a person in a wheelchair can also take care of a garden, has to be a greenhouse garden, and it improved their mental state and as well as their health.
Feeling needed or accomplishing something is important to a person's self esteem and will effect their health. As the handicapped people worked in the garden and saw the plants grow they became proud of what they had accomplished. They had their very own live plant that they took care of and got it to grow. Then when they saw food from the plants it encouraged them more and they wanted to do more with their gardens.
I encourage everyone to plant a garden for health and to help handicapped or wheelchair bound people to get involved with gardening.
If you would like to checkout my story or some of my information on the benefits of greenhouse gardening here are some links:
Living A Healthier Lifestyle With Health Issues
If you have any suggestions or idea's that would help others start and live a healthier idea please let me know.