Finding an activity that works for you

Finding an activity that works for you

You may have grown up loving traditional sport, or you may prefer to get moving by doing a fun activity instead. Happily, there are options out there that may work for you, depending on how you are able to move.

The symptoms of your condition as well as the current advice to stay at home may mean you have to explore activities you used to do in a modified way, or else try something new. But even so, this can still be something you absolutely love. Rebecca only started wheelchair dancing after living with MS for several years, and it has become a passion of hers that she says is central to her life. Even though her dance group can’t meet in person to practice together, Rebecca still dances at home – both on her own and with her team over video call. Chris’ mates from his football team have been substituting meeting up in person with skills training at home and challenges they issue each other over social media.

In some instances, your condition may prevent you from doing an activity you previously liked to do. This said, there may be other ways you can enjoy moving more. Whatever you choose to do, take care that it follows current health guidelines so your health is still looked after. Our campaign partners may also have condition-specific activities or advice that may help you specifically; click on the logos at the bottom of this page that are relevant to you if you’d like to be directed to these resources.

Stuck on ideas for new activities to try? Talk to friends, family, and other people with health conditions for ideas on what you might like. There are also some online resources and digital tools, like iPrescribe, that can help you figure out how to go about trying something new based on your condition. You can find a link to iPrescribe in the list of relevant resources.