Exercise Right for kids Tag

The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise. As the prevalence increases, so to does the interest in the health and well-being of those diagnosed. Research supports the benefits of exercise for autism. Studies have highlighted the need for effective exercise interventions for children and adolescents with ASD. Exercise not only reduces the negative effects of inactivity, but also assists with the management of ASD symptoms. Despite evidence supporting the importance of exercise for autism, youth with ASD do less physical activity than their peers. Given that 80% of Aussie kids don't get enough exercise, this is cause...

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and Children's Hospital.   Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Executive Officer Anita Hobson-Powell said with National Diabetes Week taking place between 10 and 16 July across Australia, the findings provided a timely reminder for both type 1 diabetes patients and the broader population to get active. For the first time, researchers have shown that children who have type 1 diabetes can improve their cardiovascular health, simply by taking an extra 1000...