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Children with Disabilities May Not Get Enough Exercise in School

October 6, 2016

(Reuters) – Children with disabilities spend most of the school day sitting and get very little exercise, even during recess and gym class, suggests a study from Hong Kong. Physical activity is important for all children’s development, but those with disabilities rarely get the recommended 60 minutes per day of exercise, researchers report in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Children with severe intellectual disabilities had the least amount of physical activity, compared with students with other types of disabilities, the study team found.

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