One of the natural treatment options for autism is exercise. Exercise is important for children and adults with or without a disability and helps promotes a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating physical activity daily can help reduce target behaviors that may arise with change.
Physical activity also helps reduce the chance of being overweight, causing more physical health problems such as cardiovascular diseases or even diabetes. Being part of a team or working out with others improves their social interaction skills with others and works on improving their attention span.
Individuals with autism may lack flexibility, coordination and/or balance which can make it harder for one to exercise. Lacking any of those abilities makes exercising more important to emphasize on. There is no correct answer to what program an individual with autism should engage in, but it should be surrounded by what they like to do. If they like the water, incorporate opportunities during the week to go to the local gym or community center to swim.
The main goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle by keeping their body moving and staying physically active to avoid diseases that come with being overweight. For a more specialized exercise program, contact Rachel at Minser Chiropractic Clinic.