Benefits of sports for children with Down syndrome

Benefits of sports for children with Down syndrome

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In addition to improving the quality of life and well-being of children, physical activity is a tool to combat sedentary lifestyle and childhood obesity that our society experiences and has multiple advantages for our body.

In children with Down syndrome sports practice also provides physical benefits, psychological and social benefits. Because their cardio-respiratory resistance is lower, short sports practices or with breaks are recommended, which favor their attention.

1. Helps the child feel part of a whole and to work as a team, fostering companionship and favoring personal relationships.

2. They discover their own capabilities and they externalize their emotions with the group, favoring emotional self-control: from the illusion of a job well done to the effort carried out or frustration.

3. They become aware of both their difficulties and their possibilities thus improving their self-esteem.

4. It gives them greater autonomy and improves your mood.

5. They learn to respect the rules of the game.

6. Helps them de-stress favoring their state of mind.

1. Improve your general condition as well as your physical condition.

2. Prevents obesity.

3. Your cardiorespiratory endurance increases thus improving your respiratory system.

4. Lowers the risk of heart disease, as well as the heart rate.

5. Lower your blood pressure.

6. Reduces 'bad' cholesterol and triglycerides.

Sport helps to enhance skills, for example, to improve coordination, even more so in the case of children with Down syndrome, but it also gives them greater strength and muscle tone.

Sport is essential in children, but even more so in the case of children with Down syndrome, since it helps to improve their body posture, helps them improve their spatial orientation and improves their balance and flexibility.

Cristina González Hernando. Editor of our site

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