The benefits of exercise programmes for pre-school children with autism spectrum disorders

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Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) see the world differently and can find it hard to interact with both their environment and other people. Sport has many benefits for mental and physical health, and therefore Kelong Cai, of Yangzhou University, hypothesised that sport may offer a novel therapy for pre-school children with ASD. He implemented a 12-week mini-basketball programme for […]

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Can aquatic exercise be used as an effective therapy for age-related conditions?

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Professor Eadric Bressel of Utah State University has been assessing the positive impact that aquatic exercise can have on motor function. Through a series of experiments, Professor Bressel and collaborators have demonstrated that partial water immersion can improve motor skills and cognitive functions such as memory recall in both young and older adults. This important work indicates a promising therapy […]

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