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The physiological characteristics of the Down’s Syndrome individual exhibit potential limitations and restrictions to both cardiovascular and resistance based exercise, with poor skeletal muscle development and chronotropic incompetence being the primary constraints.
They can start exercising slowly with
(1) Cardiovascular exercise such as
- Exercise equipment, such as a treadmill, recumbent bike or
elliptical machine (under supervision when appropriate)
- Recreational activities, such a walking, biking and jogging
(2) Balance Activities such as
- Dynamic tasks that challenge coordination and motor planning, such as skipping, hopscotch or walking across a balance beam
- Yoga activities, martial arts and dance classes
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