Getting Active

Getting active is one of the most important things that anyone can do to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

It doesn't have to mean going to the gym or attending classes at a leisure centre. The emphasis is on moving regularly and often in order to exert yourself, which could include everyday tasks such as housework or walking.

For people with disabilities caused by thalidomide increased physical activity can be challenging.

The information in this section, including shared beneficiary experiences, aims to show the benefits of getting active and how to go about this.


Being active


being active

Exercise for health


Resources to get active

resources to get active







Beneficiaries' Experiences

Read our beneficiaries' inspiring stories below showing how they get active and have improved their fitness and wellbeing.
Read more beneficiaries' stories.


Carolyn’s Story

partnership yoga 2


Sue’s Story

Ramesh’s Story

Helen’s Story

beneficiary Helen Shore taking a walk to keep active



Additional Information

Factsheets to download

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Fit for the Future Events