ERIC Number: EJ819791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Need to Develop Physical Fitness? Head for the Pool
Grosse, Susan J.
Exceptional Parent, v38 n11 p68-69 Nov 2008
For children who do not particularly enjoy physical activity, water can entice and stimulate participation in even the most reluctant. Individuals exercising in water do not feel overheated or sweaty. Fun activities engage the mind in positive thoughts. This reduces focus on how hard something is and creates an "I can do this" outlook that is so important to self-esteem. In this ninth article of a twelve-part series, the author presents several fun pool activities for chilren with special needs.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Water, Aquatic Sports, Disabilities, Exercise, Health Promotion
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