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TEMPLE, Viviene A  and  STANISH, Heidi I. Physical activity and persons with intellectual disability: some considerations for Latin America. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2008, vol.50, suppl.2, pp.s185-s193. ISSN 0036-3634.

Physical activity is a personal and societal investment in health. In Latin America, rates of non-communicable diseases are growing and there is burgeoning interest in physical activity as a preventative health measure. This paper describes physical activity among adults with intellectual disability from a public health perspective; and provides recommendations related to the need for, and measurement of, physical activity among persons with intellectual disability in Latin America.

Keywords : intellectual disability; physical activity; health benefits; non-communicable diseases; Latin America.

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