According to the CDC, obesity rates for children with special health care needs are 38% higher than children without special health care needs. Some of the challenging factors youth face with special health care needs are as follows:
Evidence shows that regular physical activity provides important health benefits for people with disabilities. Benefits include:
Aerobic activities, muscle-strengthening activities and bone-strengthening activities are vital to the health and well-being of children and youth with disabilities. All youth needs 60 minutes of activity per day.
There are many different things CYSHCN (Children Youth with Special Health Care Needs) can do to improve physical activity and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
There are many websites that give ideas on how to become physically active.
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