Top paralympians support sports training guide

Organiser of award-winning Tri Together event launches training guide for disabled people

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Leading UK charity, Leonard Cheshire Disability, is launching a specialist-training guide for disabled people keen to get into sport.

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The guide, Get Into Sport, is for disabled people who have decided to take up a sport and need advice on where to begin with their training, and how to choose a sport that is right for them.

Get Into Sport is supported by Beijing gold medal winning Paralympians Sarah and Barney Storey, Beijing silver medallist Paralympian Ben Rushgrove (pictured), wheelchair racer and Paralympic hopeful Nikki Emerson and World Paratriathlon Champion Jane Egan.

Currently, only 7% of disabled people participate in regular sports or physical activity. 

Information in the guide includes:

– Practical training advice on how people can keep fit at home or take part in competitive sport

– Guidance on how to prepare mentally for starting a sport or preparing for an event

– Advice on how people can modify their diet to ensure that they are eating the right types of food to maintain their energy levels

– Details on finding a sport, club or facility that suits people’s needs

Get into Sport has been produced by Leonard Cheshire Disability with the support of The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, the English Federation of Disability Sport, British Triathlon, Handycling UK and London Swimming.

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The guide can be downloaded free from www.lcdisability.org/sport. Accessible formats in easy read and Braille are available upon request.