neurological Tag

What is intellectual disability?   Intellectual disability is an umbrella term that refers to a neurological condition that substantially limits and restricts learning behaviours and intellectual functioning. This includes conditions such as autism, Down’s syndrome, Prader Willi syndrome, etc. ID affects approximately 3% of the Australian population. People living with ID are less likely than their peers to be physically active and typically engage in high levels of sedentary behaviour, which increases the risk of developing secondary health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.   Why is exercise so important?   Exercise can protect against secondary health conditions, and lead to improvements in cardiovascular...