Keeping Adults with Special Needs Active within a Residential Setting

Adults with disabilities, who are able to, should get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.

BY Julie Ferguson | March 2019 | Category: Schools, Camps & Residences

Keeping Adults with Special Needs Active within a Residential Setting

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), people with disabilities are less likely to engage in regular moderate physical activity than people without disabilities, yet they have similar needs to promote their health and prevent unnecessary disease. In fact, health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic disease and obesity are much more prevalent for individuals with disabilities.

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