Cardiovascular fitness programming for adults with mental retardation: Translating research into practice

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Abstract

  • During the last 15 years a growing number of persons with mental retardation (MR) have been relocated from large congregate facilities to residences in the community. With this trend comes the realization that exercise specialists employed in community based fitness centers will have to address the needs of a growing number of adults with MR who are beginning to access these facilities. Since adults with MR present themselves as a unique group in terms of their cognitive and physical function, this paper will address specific exercise guidelines that must be considered when developing cardiovascular fitness programs for this population.
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  • Rimmer JH
  • Start Page

  • 237
  • End Page

  • 248
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 3