Amputee Fitness is a site managed by a long term upper arm amputee. Amputee Fitness is dedicated to all the fellow amputees out there. Loosing a part of one’s body is equivalent to loosing someone you love. Amputation can bring along a tremendous amount of emotional pain and psychological and psychosocial problems. Amputation is an absolute tragedy and an individual who is going through it specially in the beginning tends to experience a wide range of emotions that include loss of self confidence, self esteem, anger, depression, anxiety, shame, and withdrawal. These emotional impacts of amputation are inevitable and natural. However, it takes a while for an amputee to come in terms with these problems. With the passage of time amputees learn to accept their new reality and figure out a way to deal with it. At leas that’s what I did. There are always those who react and rehabilitate differently.
One way to stay positive and happy in life is staying fit and healthy. As you know, once you loos a limb, you also start loosing muscle mass on that remaining limb and the entire side of the body.
If you don’t exercise and stay active, you might risk of having one side of the body more developed than the other. This will exacerbate the look of the already disfigured body. When I realized that my one side of the body was getting bigger than the other, I refused to sit down and do nothing. 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.
The goal of Amputee Fitness is to encourage all the amputees out there 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.