For Canadians with a disability, regular physical activity may be even more important than it is for the rest of the population. For a person with a disability, an active lifestyle can open doors to increased health, social inclusion and self empowerment - doors which might otherwise remain closed. Access to physical activity can eliminate the likelihood of acquiring secondary health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Being active builds resiliency and can provide an all-important outlet for a person with a disability.
These downloadable tip sheets are designed to provide general information in support of Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines, developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Concepts outlined should not be used as strict definitions or rules, but merely as guidelines.
Disabilities covered include: Sensory Disabilities, Mobility Disabilities, Mental Health Disabilities, Other Disabilities, such as brain injury, epilepsy, and others,