Activities for All
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL
Regardless of your ability level or disability, it is vital that you are as active as your ability will allow.
Everyone is encouraged to meet the guidelines of 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity at least 5 days of the week for adults and 60 minutes 7 days a week for children.
There are lots of inclusive ideas and opportunities available for you to be physically active and stay healthy at home. You can find which activities are right for you by searching below.
Here is a great video of the PPALs (People with Intellectual Disability as Physical Activity Leaders) initiative that Go For Life have rolled out in Dublin (in conjunction with TCD) and Athy, (in partnership with Kildare Sports Partnership) whereby service users are trained to be able to lead simple exercises and games to their peers within their own centres. Fantastic initiative with some exercises here for all to try at home now. Click here to view
Autism Friendly Activities
To support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder during this challenging time why not explore these range of exercises and activities to find activities that appeal to you.
Supporting a person with Autism can have challenges, particularly when in a recreational setting. Watch this video HERE to get some advice on how to make this a more successful experience
Sensory or movement breaks are great for adults or children who have sensory needs. Help them to gain the sensory input they need with this free printable from Lemonlimeadventures by clicking HERE
We ‘Get’ Physical
If you are a wheelchair user or have limited mobility you can find lots of ways to get and stay active. There are a number of organisations who specialise in supporting people of all ages with a physical disability to be physically active. Get moving today by checking out the links provided:
Irish Wheelchair Association Sports Best Start programme offers a wide range of easy to understand, accessible games and ideas which children with mobility impairments can participate in and enjoy. Just click HERE
Chris Saunders of Wheely Good Fitness aims to ensure that people living with a physical disability are able to participate and benefit for various fitness-based activities. Tune in HERE to his wheelchair-based video workouts
The Lets Play Toolkit is a valuable resource to support the development of physical literacy so children with physical disabilities can confidently participate in sport and physical activity. Check out the choice of fun activities HERE
Learn to Cycle resource from Cycling Ireland, click on following for more detailshttp://www.cyclingireland.ie/page/coach-education/teaching-a-child-to-cycle https://www.facebook.com/groups/655281361704116/ http://www.cycleright.ie/resources
Inclusive Adult Activities
A number of our key partners have developed some great resources to support you in achieving you daily exercise goals.
CARA is a national pan-disability sports organisation working to increase sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Ireland. To get you working towards your 30 minutes a day why not take a look at their 6 week physical activity movement plan HERE
You can also try out these inclusive aerobic circuits from CARA (put together by Cork LSP) by clicking HERE and HERE
Special Olympics Ireland are releasing exercises every day for the coming weeks. The inclusive exercises will focus on endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Everyone in the family is encouraged to take part in the daily challenges. For more information follow @specialolympicsireland on Facebook and Instagram
Special Olympics Ireland Together at Home Programme - https://www.specialolympics.ie/sport/together-at-home-programme
Dean our Cavan Sports Partnership Inclusion Development Officer has developed a "Martial Arts with Larry" Programme for Adults with a disability, for more details contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean our Cavan Sports Partnership Inclusion Development Officer has developed a "Pound Fun Fitness " Programme for Children with a disability, for more details contact Dean at email@example.com