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Physical activity, exercise, and sport

Nankervis, Karen, Cousins, Wendy, Válková, Hana and MacIntyre, Tadhg (2014) Physical activity, exercise, and sport. In: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Open University Press, pp. 174-182. ISBN 9780335246946 [Book section]

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Substantial empirical evidence confirms that regular participation in physical activity contributes to health in individuals of all ages, gender, and ability. Yet numerous studies have found that people with disabilities are less likely to engage in physical activity, are more sedentary, and tend to be less fit than their peers (Temple et al. 2006). This chapter provides an overview of the evidence that sets out the value of exercise and sport participation by people with an intellectual disability and, where available, the cascading benefits for families and workers. Strategies to promote involvement in exercise and sport are addressed, with a focus on evidence-based strategies that can be incorporated into practice and undertaken in environments that promote community inclusion and experiences. Recommendations for promoting exercise and sport participation for people with intellectual disabilities are also provided.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:26320
Deposited By: Dr Wendy Cousins
Deposited On:17 Jun 2013 11:25
Last Modified:18 Aug 2014 10:02

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