2016, Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part F
Empowering self-efficacy of children with Down syndrome through physical activityAuthor(s):
Ahmed Shahin and Srividhya SAbstract:
Research evidence has shown that physical fitness is critical for fitness promotion and maintenance, while very little attention has been paid to document its effectiveness in people with Down syndrome (Rimmer et al.
, 2010. A review of the current paper would be both timely and important as it would serve as a starting point to explore new research avenues. It has been observed that a general trend toward lower values on physical activity parameters and worse body composition variables in children and adolescents with DS compared with the normal population. Persons with Down Syndrome (DS) are at risk for a life of inactivity that can result in a multitude of medical problems including heart and vascular diseases. Notably, children and adolescents with DS have been described as less active or overprotected; however, these factors may not be the cause of their poor physical fitness. Physical fitness suppresses the development of pathological processes, and creates life-long Physical Activity habits.Pages: 309-311 | 1284 Views 52 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Ahmed Shahin, Srividhya S. Empowering self-efficacy of children with Down syndrome through physical activity. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(5):309-311.