Down syndrome is a genetic condition that affects one in every 691 babies born. People with Down syndrome are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, leukemia, and heart problems such as atrial fibrillation. Despite these possible health risks, people with Down syndrome can live long lives and often lead active lifestyles. One way of staying healthy while living an active lifestyle is bodybuilding! Bodybuilding does not just focus on the muscles but also helps increase bone density and improve cardiovascular health. The benefits of bodybuilding for people with Down syndrome will be presented here in this blog post!
Did you know that it’s possible for people with Down Syndrome to engage in bodybuilding? This is true because, as anyone can testify who has actually tried the activity themselves, working out while lifting weights promotes muscle development.
In addition to this benefit of exercise and weightlifting is a great way for many individuals on the spectrum to be more independent by doing something like cooking or physical therapy exercises without having to depend on others any more than they have to; getting their blood pumping with aerobic activities such as running will also help them get better sleep at night!