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.
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
- Home made Sensory Bottles can be a great way to engage with your child to create something together that will help them to gain the sensory input they need. Why not click HERE to get some great ideas for creating your own sensory bottles and have fun!
- We have developed a new ‘Lets Play Sligo’ 21 Day Physical Activity Challenge which all children can enjoy. The visual Challenge Cards are ideal for engaging children of various abilities. Take the challenge by clicking HERE
- Big Tree Yoga Sligo have some lovely mindful Yoga sessions using Lamh that can be done by individuals who use the Lamh communication system. Anyone can give it a go. Join Anita and learn some new moves HERE and 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:
- 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
- Big Tree Yoga Sligo offers Yoga sessions that cater for all ages and abilities. Join Anita for one of her easy to follow, enjoyable and relaxing chair based Yoga sessions HERE
- Boxercise can be a great form of activity for persons with disabilities of reduced mobility. CARA have developed Inclusive Boxercise circuits which can be viewed HERE- Circuit 1 or HERE – Circuit 2
Inclusive Adult Activities
SSRP are connecting with adults of all ability levels to participate in regular exercise at a level of their choice. A number of our key partners have developed some great resources to support you in achieving you daily exercise goals.
- Special Olympics Ireland have recently launched Their new ‘Together at Home Programme’. For new workouts and tips to helping you to stay healthy and connected at home click on HERE
- CARA. the national pan-disability sports organisation have developed a 10 minute dance circuit which can be performed seated or standing. Get the tunes on and give it a go…Download HERE
Activity for the Senses
We’ve got the senses covered with these descriptive audio videos designed for people with visual impairments.
- Vision Sport Ireland are dedicated to promoting sport and recreation for vision impaired people. Watch their guided video delivered by the IONA fitness Centre/NCBI. Please click HERE
- Eyes Free Fitness developed by Mel Scott are workouts that have been developed with the focus on being fully accessible and user friendly for people with visual impairments. For a range of great audio videos see HERE