Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Obesity and Related Issues in Individuals with ASD: The Scope of the Problem and Potential Solutions

Obesity is a major problem around the world and in the United States for individuals with and without disabilities. The World Health Organization (2011) identified childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health risks in this century (Alwan, 2011). Obesity rates in the United States have...

Let’s Get Physical: Exercise and Health Issues in Adults with Autism

The research is clear: autistic adults are spending way too much time on the couch. While children with autism may flourish by taking advantage of numerous opportunities for group exercise and team sports, these activities become increasingly scarce after they “age out” of school at age 21....

Healthy Weight Management for Youth on the Autism Spectrum: What We Know and How to Help

With obesity a growing epidemic in the United States, much attention has been placed on weight loss and healthy weight management. Unfortunately, research has shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of struggling to maintain a healthy weight (Tyler,...