Children’s Fitness: Helping Your Child Stay Active
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Children with disabilities face unique challenges, but in many instances they can still participate in physical activities. Use the sites below to find fitness information for children with special needs, exercises, suggestions on adapting activities for your child with special needs and emotional support.
- Check with a physician before starting any exercise routine with your child to be sure you're aware of any risks your child faces and to get familiar with proper safety precautions.
- Having a hard time finding the information you need about exercise for someone with a physical disability? Try using the phrase "adaptive physical fitness" in your favorite search engine.
- A 2005 documentary entitled "Murderball" introduced an international sport described as wheelchair rugby. The athletes push the boundaries of athletic competition, and the trailer alone inspires.