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Physical exercise is essential to everyone!
No matter what size, age or capabilities are we all need exercise in one form or another. Getting healthier is a goal for all of us in our house, and we started going to the gym but my oldest child has autism so going to the gym is hard for him. We started doing a Backyard Workout for him which is fun and rewarding.
Devon loves soccer, so we have him doing some kicks and running with the ball all around the yard. Having this consistent activity is something he looks forward too, and that makes me so happy he is enjoying this exercise in his routine. Every morning the first thing he asks is “When do we go outside, Mom?” We love his enthusiasm because that also gets us up and outside for his daily exercise.
By doing this physical exercise daily, it is helping with his motor skills, balance, muscle tone, and communication skills. We make sure to do the same routine every day, so he knows what is going to happen.
After kicking the ball around the yard for at least 30 minutes, we take a break to get hydrated with BOD
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After hydrating and resting for 15 minutes we then jump into the pool. Swimming is his favorite activity to do so we incorporate this into his daily physical exercise too. Watching him smile and play in the pool warms my heart.
Adults with Autism have a higher rate of obesity as well of other health issues, so we want to help Devon beat the odds. We are ALL getting physically active to help prevent diabetes, heart disease and to stay healthy into our later years. I feel an example to our kids on how to take care of their body by exercising daily is an essential life skill.
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