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Feasibility of a school‐based exercise intervention for children with intellectual disability to reduce cardio‐metabolic risk

Source: Feasibility of a school‐based exercise intervention for children with intellectual disability to reduce cardio‐metabolic risk – Bellamy – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research Abstract Background People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at increased risk of secondary health conditions, reduced quality of life and life expectancy. Children with ID demonstrate low levels of physical activity …

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Panel: The Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement – The John A. Hartford Foundation

4Ms Framework Source: Panel: The Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement – The John A. Hartford Foundation WebMD and The John A. Hartford Foundation invite you to join an October 29th event about the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement, featuring the release of a new consumer survey and a powerhouse panel discussion. RSVP here. The evening discussion will highlight findings from Driving …

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Halsan Spelar Roll “Up and Running” in Sweden!

Source: News – HealthMatters Sweden In the last few weeks, 36 course leaders have attended three web seminars and are now trained to hold the course Health plays a role. Work on Health plays a role based on the Academic Primary Care Center (APC) in the Stockholm region. Eva Flygare Wallén, Med Dr is project manager and Elinor …

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Effectiveness of a HealthMessages Peer-to-Peer Program for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Effectiveness of a HealthMessages Peer-to-Peer Program for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2019). Beth Marks, Jasmina Sisirak, Rubia Magallanes, Kristin Krok, & Dina Donohue-Chase. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2019 June 57(3):242-258. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-57.3.242. Abstract: Effective strategies to improve health education, food choices, and physical activity are vital for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), as their …

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Research in Focus: A Weekly Digest of New Research from the NIDILRR Community

Peer to Peer- Training Peer Health Coaches to Lead a Health Messages Program for Their Peers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).  Source: National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) Download PDF in English and Spanish People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) …

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Active People Healthy Nation

Source: Active People Healthy Nation This initiative seeks to highlight the importance of physical activity in improving the health of all Americans. In order to meet a goal of 27 million Americans becoming physically active by 2027, the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has developed five action steps that encourage states and communities to …

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Life Expectancy: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live – RWJF

Source: Life Expectancy: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live – RWJF People living just a few blocks apart may have vastly different opportunities to live a long life in part because of their neighborhood. Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest …

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Spotlight: Food for Health: Nutrition Research across the Lifespan

Nutrition is vital to health, growth, and development through all stages of life. Poor nutrition causes health problems and can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other diseases. NIH recently released a draft of its first-ever Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research to focus efforts in advancing the scientific understanding …

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Securing rights and nutritional health for persons with intellectual disabilities – a pressing challenge | Food & Nutrition Research

Source: Securing rights and nutritional health for persons with intellectual disabilities – a pressing challenge | Food & Nutrition Research Svein Olav Kolset Sigrun Hope Kjetil Retterstøl Marianne Nordstrøm Per Ole Iversen DOI: https://doi.org/10.29219/fnr.v62.1268 Download Article Abstract Persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) are dependent on nutritional policies that have so far not been addressed in …

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