Effect of Exercises on the Physical and Functional Fitness among Down Syndrome: A Review

Lee, Wan Zhen (2021) Effect of Exercises on the Physical and Functional Fitness among Down Syndrome: A Review. In: Physical Education and Sport for Children and Youth with Special Needs Researches – Best Practices – Situation. Slovak Scientific Society for Physical Education and Sport and FIEP, pp. 223-232. ISBN 978-80-89075-99-7

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Down Syndrome (DS) has lower levels of physical activity compared to other groups with healthy development, and they face difficulties such as medical comorbidity, access problems and social perception of being physically active. The therapists, who are experts in the exercise of prescription and physical activity and promote exercise to encourage motor development to modification the physical activity level among the DS faces the challenges. Exercise can improve cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychosocial health profiles. Exergames can be an appealing alternative to enhance exercise engagement and compliance, whilst improving physical fitness and motor function. For instance, exercises such as cycling, dancing, jogging or long-distance running, swimming, and walking, improve cognitive function, aerobic capacity, balance, muscular strength, and functional ability. Promoting physical activity and exercise is essential for DS in their daily lives. Thus, the aim of this study to review the effect of exercises on the physical and functional fitness among DS.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Fatin Amirah Ramlan
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 03:23
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022 03:23
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/5252

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