Autism Spectrum Disorders & Exercise
Exercise programs are one of the most under-utilized, yet effective, treatments for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Exercise can be done anywhere with your child, and gives the parent an opportunity to spend time with their child while being a role model for a physically active lifestyle.
Parents already have to worry about high insurance costs when they have a child with autism. You do not need a child with autism, who also could have obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
If you and your child are not involved in exercise, it's time to start!
The human body is an incredible machine that can cleanse the body of heavy metals, toxins and more. Exercise will enhance all of these abilities. It will also bring more oxygen to the cells of the brain.Research states, following moderate aerobic activity children with autism may experience increases in:
- Attention span
- On-Task Behavior
- Levels of Correct Responding
- Physical Fitness
- Heart Disease
- Cognitive Development
- Muscle Tone
- Muscular Strength and Endurance
- Motor Planning
"Exercise programs are one of the most under-utilized, yet effective, treatments for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders."