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 may mean you have to explore activities you used to do in a modified way, or else try something new. 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.

For John, playing with a football team with people living with Parkinson’s and stroke survivors helps create a community and connection they can share, supporting each other when they need.

In some instances, your condition may prevent you from doing an activity you previously liked to do. That said, there may be other ways you can enjoy moving more. Our charity 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 or try our new Five in Five customisable mini workout. There are also some online resources and digital tools, like Exi, that can help you figure out how to go about trying something new based on your condition.