Name: Santosh Basnet
Education: MBA (Strategic Leadership), BA ( Communication)
Interests: Fitness, Sports ( Basket Ball, Soccer, Ping Pong), Blogging, Music and movies
I have been an upper arm amputee for over 19 years now. Ever since I lost my arm in a horrific accident, I no longer took life for granted. I took on every challenge regardless of what other people told me. I always listened to my heart and went for whatever interested me. Amputee or not, I feel like there is nothing I can not do. I can’t stress enough how crucial it is for us amputees to have a very optimistic and can do attitude. I love staying active. I love working out. We amputees need to maintain our health and exercise way more than able bodied people. After I lost my arm I was barely exercising my residual limb. As a consequence, I started noticing that the muscles on my left side of the body were getting bigger than the right side.
I refused to sit down and do nothing about it. I was determined to fix that. I started going to the gym with hope that the trainers will be able to help me. However, that was pretty much a disappointment. So I decided to experiment and figure it out on my own. With hard work and dedication I was able to balance both sides of my body.
I started Amputee Fitness with hopes to encourage my fellow amputees to stay fit, healthy and happy. You have know idea how much joy, fulfillment and confidence you can experience when you have a fit body and when you feel good from within.