Staying Active

Why is staying active important?

Staying active is important to keep your chest healthy. There is strong evidence to suggest that exercise can reduce the risk of certain health conditions and improve physical and emotional well-being. If you find an activity that you enjoy, you are more likely to keep doing it and you will have fun at the same time.

Staying active in wheelchairs
How can I stay active?

How can I stay healthy at home?

There are lots of online resources to help you do exercise sessions in your own home.

Join online activity classes with ‘what to do’

Look at the Living Well resources for activities you can do at home.

Have a look at the Activity Alliance page for disability inclusion sport and activity at home.

How can I find activities locally?

There are also resources available to help you find face to face activities locally

Mencap work with Sport England to offer a range of events, programmes and resources.

IMAS (Mixed Ability Sports) – is an organisation that promotes sports for all! There are lots of sports clubs across Bradford District who are involved in this and so there are opportunities to try different sports such as golf, rowing, football, boxing etc.

Active Bradford can help you to get involved in sport and activity in your area.

Treacle can provide more information on local outdoor activities and exercise opportunities

How social prescribing can help

Social prescribers can support you to find activities to help you to stay active and well.

Social prescribers are based in all GP practices – they can also be called Community Connectors or Care Coordinators  – ask your GP practice if you can have an appointment with someone in the social prescribing team to see if they can help support you or connect you with local services that may help you keep active and well.

For more information on social prescribing services visit : NHS England » Social prescribing.

More information on staying active

Health matters: physical activity – prevention and management of long-term conditions – GOV.UK (

Physical activity for disabled adults (

Fitness advice for wheelchair users – NHS (