Health Promotion Benefits

The benefits

  • People with intellectual disabilities have poorer health than the general population.  Having a club Health Promotion Programme can lead to changes which improve athlete’s health and in turn quality of life.

“I enjoyed the programme, as a chef in the past I have found it difficult to keep my weight healthy and have tried lots of diets but doing this programme has really helped with my weight (I’ve lost 2stone 4lb) and have made lots of sugar swaps like swapping sweets for dried mango. I have also changed from white bread to brown bread and am now eating more salads.” Patrick Kelly, athlete.

  • Healthy athletes perform better. Having optimum health and fitness boosts sporting performance.
  • A Health Promotion Programme can help your club achieve their Club Recognition Award.

Together we can help reduce these health inequalities through education, support and encouragement.