a-z of sport: disability sports

Being active is a great way to improve your health, clear your mind and put you into a better mood.

Two Wheelchair Tennis players shaking hands after a game

Getting fit can help improve certain physical functions to help with daily life, reduce the chance of obesity caused by disability and provide general health and mental wellbeing.

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is the main organisation that oversees and supports disability sport across the country. Being active is good for everyone's health and well-being. There are many ways for people to enjoy an active lifestyle. Getting fit can help improve certain physical functions to help with daily life, reduce the chance of obesity caused by disability and provide general health and mental well-being. Whatever your level of physical ability, there are fitness options that are right for you.

There are many sports clubs around the UK that cater for people with all kinds of impairments and health conditions. There are also over 400 inclusive gyms around the country that have specially designed equipment.

Sports Rush is a dedicated sport and physical activity website, that works across the West of England, for people with any disability, sensory impairment, long-term health condition or chronic pain.

Bristol City Council also provide a wide range of disability sports across the city. They work in partnership with local sports clubs to become more inclusive and develop disability sport at every leisure centre.

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Mark Fosbrook