Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 2, 2015

Autism Fitness

Sports programs offer social benefits, increase self-esteem and have been shown to increase feelings of well-being.

Start with basic activities:
•Pushing – throwing medicine balls, pushups
•Pulling – climbing, pulling with an exercise band
•Bending – squatting, picking up weighted objects, bear walks, frog hops
•Rotation – pivoting steps, throwing balls while twisting
•Locomotion – short runs, hopping

Based on your child’s abilities continue progressing through different activities or simplify the exercises to fit his or her individual abilities
Use activities your child enjoys as a motivation to engage in physical activity, for example, you might want to do jumping jacks and then listen to a favorite song
Be specific with praise. Instead of a general “good job” notice and compliment specific actions.
Keep instructions simple.
Please Visit
www.amberblackfitness.com for specific dietary and nutritional support and
www.autismfitness.com for great fitness resources from my friend Eric Chessen