Resources To Get Active

We have gathered a list of websites that give tips and advice to help you get active.

Grow Young Fitness  are an American organisation which provides a wide range of short, chair based workout videos (online or DVD) targetted for the 50+ age group. The exercises focus on general fitness and losing weight as well as specific areas of the body and improving balance.

 


We Are Undefeatable offers suggestions on how to become more active when living with a health condition. There's resources and ideas to help you get started as well as mini workouts and stories to inspire you.

 


'Love activity, Hate exercise?' is a campaign from the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy aiming to get the nation moving. It features advice from physiotherapists and practical tips to get started for those with long term conditions, plus inspiring stories from others.

 


'How to stay fit if you have a physical disability' on the Patient website has a great article providing information on the best ways to use your body to exercise, tips on how to stay healthy and the benefits of doing this.

 


Healthy Living Page from the British Heart Foundation encourages everyone to adopt a healthier lifestyle and there's lots of handy tips to help  you along the way. Whether it is healthy eating, staying active or managing your weight, there is a wealth of ideas to inspire you.

 


Get Yourself Active is a website with lots of advice for people with a disability who want to get active in their local area!

 


Activity Alliance, the new name for the English Federation of Disability Sport, is a national charity dedicated to disabled people sport and physical activity. They support a wide range of organisations to include disabled people more effectively. Their vision is that disabled people are active for life.

 


Wheelpower are dedicated to providing opportunities for disabled people to find a sport they enjoy. They also run events through the year to introduce people to wheelchair sport.

 


Disability Horizons  was founded in 2011 and it's main purpose is to promote disabled people's independence. Their website covers a range of topics from sport's advice, the latest news and even advice on relationships and dating. You can sign up for their "Ultimate Disability Survival Guide" and they will send you key information by email.

 


National Register of Personal Trainers can help you find a suitable personal trainer to help improve your health and wellness. A good personal trainer delivers safe, effective, fun and interesting workouts (in that order) to all clients. Fees will vary depending on location, many offer a free first session to assess how well you can work together. Personal training for a disabled person may be more challenging for both the client and the trainer, however, most should be able to adapt their techniques to the clients' individual needs and abilities.
The most important hing is to find a PT who you feel comfortable working with to help you achieve the results you would like.

 


Beneficiary Simone Illger has produced a 30 minute stretch routine via YouTube to show how she stretches - helping her stay flexible and active. Watch her video here: