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Children and adolescents with Down syndrome, physical fitness and physical activity

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dc.contributor.author Pitetti, Kenneth H.
dc.contributor.author Baynard, Tracy
dc.contributor.author Agiovlasitis, Stamatis
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-15T18:45:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-15T18:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-08
dc.identifier.citation Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Baynard, Tracy; Agiovlasitis, Stamatis. 2012. Children and adolescents with Down syndrome, physical fitness and physical activity. Journal of Sport and Health Science, Available online 8 November 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2095-2546
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2012.10.004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/5371
dc.description Click on the link to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract Children (5–12 years) and adolescents (13–19 years) with Down syndrome (DS) possess a set of health, anatomical, physiological, cognitive, and psycho-social attributes predisposing them to limitations on their physical fitness and physical activity (PA) capacities. The paucity of studies and their conflicting findings prevent a clear understanding and/or substantiation of these limitations. The purpose of this article was to review the measurement, determinants and promotion of physical fitness and PA for youth (i.e., children and adolescents) with DS. The existing body of research indicates that youth with DS: 1) have low cardiovascular and muscular fitness/exercise capacity; 2) demonstrate a greater prevalence of overweight and obesity; 3) a large proportion do not meet the recommended amount of daily aerobic activity; and 4) their PA likely declines through childhood and into adolescence. Future research should focus on: 1) strength testing and training protocols; 2) methodologies to determine physical activity levels; and 3) practical interventions to increase PA. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Shanghai University of Sport en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Sport and Health Science;Available online 8 November 2012
dc.subject Activity en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Down syndrome en_US
dc.subject Fitness en_US
dc.title Children and adolescents with Down syndrome, physical fitness and physical activity en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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