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How can we get more disabled people involved in sports? – Learning Disability Today

Wednesday, 2 February, 2022

How can we get more disabled people involved in sports? – Learning Disability Today


There are roughly 11 million disabled people in the UK, and around 1.5 million with a learning disability. Yet research shows people with disabilities are at significantly higher risk of poor health outcomes compared to the general population.
According to Mencap, people with learning disabilities are twice as likely to become obese, five times as likely to be morbidly obese and on average die 17 years younger than those without a learning disability.
While the benefits of regular exercise on physical and mental health are well-established, research suggests that people with disabilities are twice as likely to be inactive compared with non-disabled people.
Read more at: https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/how-can-we-get-more-people-with-learning-disabilities-involved-in-sports

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