ew exercise guidelines for disabled children and young people have been published by the UK chief medical officers.
They are underpinned by research from Durham University, University of Bristol and Disabilities Rights UK – and the infographic they are presented in is the first of its kind to be co-produced with disabled children, young people and their families, the Government has said.
The Department of Health and Social Care said evidence has shown physical activity can be equally beneficial for disabled children and young people as non-disabled children, despite the misinformation about risk.
They added that specific benefits which disabled children and young people can gain from physical activity include improved confidence and concentration, meeting new people and stronger muscles and improved motor strength.
The new guidelines outline the following:
– Undertake 120 to 180 minutes of…