F.I.T.T.: Fitness Ideas, Trends, & Topics: Key Components of a Successful Health Promotion Program for All Individuals, Including People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
As the New Year approaches, it is the perfect time to evaluate your current fitness goals and objectives. Is it time to change an activity or goal? Have there been any changes to your health status that should now be considered? Take some time out today to write down your health promotion plans for 2006. Include clear and measurable goals and objectives.
Identifying and creating measurable goals and objectives are important components of physical activity and public health interventions for people with intellectual disabilities. Research suggests that individuals with intellectual disabilities engage in very little physical activity, have higher amounts of body fat (especially women and persons with Down syndrome), and have significantly more cardiovascular disorders than the general population.
Several great health promotion curriculums are available.