Autism and Exercise
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise. The researchers examined the effects of a 48-week exercise-based intervention for 64 children (ages 6-12) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Previous research indicates that children with autism may have limited levels of physical activity and delayed motor skills and physical fitness, leading to a higher incidence of overweight and obesity, and associated health complications in children with ASD.
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