Fitness for Children With Special Needs

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Children’s Fitness: Helping Your Child Stay Active

These days it's probably more common to find a remote, keyboard or video game controller in the hands of a child at play than a ball, glove or earthworm. And because physical activity is so important during the formative years of children's lives, it's crucial to ensure they're getting the exercise they need. Use the Children's Fitness Web Guide to get insight into childhood exercise and tips for getting kids off the couch and into the yard.

Exercises for Kids

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Fun Fitness for Kids

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Nutrition for Kids

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Fitness for Children With Special Needs

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.

Insights for Fitness for Children With Special Needs

  • 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.

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