Physical activity, exercise, and sport

Nankervis, Karen, Cousins, Wendy, Válková, Hana and Macintyre, Tadhg (2014). Physical activity, exercise, and sport. In Laurence Taggart and Wendy Cousins (Ed.), Health Promotion For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities (pp. 174-182) Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: Open University Press.

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Author Nankervis, Karen
Cousins, Wendy
Válková, Hana
Macintyre, Tadhg
Title of chapter Physical activity, exercise, and sport
Title of book Health Promotion For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities
Place of Publication Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Publisher Open University Press
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780335246946
Editor Laurence Taggart
Wendy Cousins
Chapter number 16
Start page 174
End page 182
Total pages 9
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
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.
Keyword Learning disabilities
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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