ESSA launches free eBook to promote movement of Australians with disabilities


Exercise and Sports Science Australia is celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities this Friday, December 3, 2021, with the launch of their seventh free eBook, “Exercise for Disabilities”.

The Exercise for Disabilities eBook aims to help educate Australians living with disabilities, as well as their caregivers, families and support workers, on how they can exercise safely to keep their happy and healthy body and mind.

ESSA Executive Director Anita Hobson-Powell notes that “we know that people with disabilities are less likely to engage in regular physical activity than people without a disability, but they have similar needs when they are. it works to improve their health and prevent unnecessary chronic disease.

“Whether you are a person with a disability or a caregiver or family member of a person with a disability, exercise is not something that should be left out of your life. Your disability should not be viewed as a barrier to movement and physical activity.

Although about 1 in 6 Australians (18%) – or about 4.4 million – have a disability, exercise offers a range of benefits, regardless of a person’s ability. This includes:

  • manage or treat chronic diseases (eg, arthritis, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes),
  • improve endurance and muscle strength, which can really help with some forms of disability, and
  • connect with the community, help reduce negative stereotypes about people with disabilities

It is important to note that increased physical activity can enable people with disabilities to acquire the ability to maintain a higher level of independence, sense of freedom and quality of life.

The Exercise for Disabilities eBook covers a variety of disabilities common to Australians, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Deafness and many more. others, as well as the role exercise can play in improving fitness. and mental health and support for daily living.

This free downloadable resource has been compiled with the help of ESSA-accredited exercise professionals and allied health professionals who work with people with disabilities every day to provide not only exercise advice, but also support and guidance. resources to improve their health and well-being.

Dr Emma Beckman, ESSA National Council Director and Parasport Researcher, explains, “This eBook provides a central place to read about exercise and sport for a wide range of disabilities, written by experts in their field. domain. It gives people with disabilities (as well as their family and friends) an easy point of reference to start them up and put them on the path to safely and effectively enjoying the benefits that sport and exercise can offer.

“At ESSA, we want to make sure every Australian is supported on their exercise journey. It’s important to find the right resources and the right experts who can provide you with assistance – you are not alone, ”adds Anita.

Click here to download the e-book Exercise for people with disabilities or visit for more information on exercising rights in the event of a disability.

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