Thursday, July 23, 2009

Independent Exercising

The Journal of Intellectual Disabilities reports on a small research study involving 4 adults with intellectual disabilities. The adults had a face to face meeting to go over the exercise regimen and follow up phone calls. The participants used a DVD at home to exercise. Seventy five percent of the participants increased their exercise frequency threefold.

Although this study has an extremely small sample size, it offers some nice ideas for prescribing home exercise programs for people with intellectual disabilities.

Reference: Michelle D. Lynnes, Doug Nichols, and Viviene A. Temple Fostering independence in health-promoting exercise Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 13, No. 2, 143-159 (2009)
DOI: 10.1177/1744629509340815

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