Doing regular exercise such as walking, swimming, going to the gym or participating in team sports can have health benefits, allow you to meet new people, boost your energy levels and even improve your mood. It could be cycling to work, taking your dog for a walk or playing football with friends
Doing regular exercise such as walking, swimming, going to the gym or participating in team sports can have health benefits, allow you to meet new people, boost your energy levels and even improve your mood. It could be cycling to work, taking your dog for a walk or playing football with friends.
- Moderate exercise has been shown to be one of the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'.
- Why disabled sport matters - Sport England.
- National Disability Sport Organisations - links provided by England Athletics.
- Deloitte Parasport - identify which sport is right for you, and where you can play it
- Choosing equipment for leisure activities - from gardening to sailing
- Disability and cinema access - the CEA Card allows you to obtain ONE free ticket for the person who is accompanying you to enable you to visit the cinema.
- Accessible Britain has been created by disabled people for disabled people, and includes details of events and activities
- Aerobility is a charity offering disabled people a chance to try flying
- Cycling Projects is a national charity, including Wheels for All, the national inclusive cycling network
- Daisy Inclusive UK - disability awareness and inclusive sport
- 'Doing Sport Differently' is a comprehensive guide from Disability Rights UK to accessing sports and leisure opportunities in your area. It is written by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions, to inspire involvement in sport and fitness and improve access to grassroots sport.
- Disabled Activities & Sport - national and international organisations related to recreational activities and sports for disabled people.
- Fir Tree Fishery in Wigan encourages full participation for stroke survivors and others, and is part of the British Disabled Angling Assocation
- Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund - helps those injured in equestrian-related accidents
- Walking for Health - NHS Choices page with information and links
- Wheelchair Rugby League - find your local club
Our library at our Norton Street centre has more information about sport and leisure, including a copy of the book Doing Sport Differently: a guide to exercise and fitness for people living with disability or health conditions.
Photo top right: Sport England