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Salud Publica Mex. 2008;50 Suppl 2:s178-84.

Promotion of physical activity in individuals with intellectual disability.

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  • 1Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Boston 02125, USA. heidi.stanish@umb.edu


This paper provides an overview of strategies that have been used to promote physical activity in individuals with intellectual disability. Several different approaches are discussed and the strengths and limitations of each are presented. Some determinants of physical activity for individuals with intellectual disability are also reported in an effort to better understand the factors that influence participation that could be targeted in future interventions. Recommendations for programming are provided.

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