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Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices for People with Developmental Disabilities

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Developing Healthy Habits -- Introduction

At Double S Instructional systems (www.doublesinsructional.com) we continue to be busy developing programs to help people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities and their support persons live healthier lifestyles. In our last blog I talked about the components of a healthy lifestyle. As I said in my last blog, a healthy lifestyle consists of both making healthy choices and avoiding unhealthy ones. Healthy choices include:

  1. Choosing healthy foods
  2. Exercising
  3. Getting enough sleep
  4. Reducing…
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Components of a Healthy Lifestyle

At Double S Instructional systems (www.doublesinsructional.com) we are busy developing programs to help people with developmental disabilities and their care providers live healthier lifestyles. But what is meant by healthy lifestyle?  It seems that it is important to first define what a healthier lifestyle is and why it is important. To put it simply a lifestyle is how we live our lives. Our individual lifestyle is composed of a variety of habits. In later blogs we will go more into habits,…

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Healthy Lifestyle Blog Page

At this site, our primary interest is in sharing information that will help people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers (e.g., parent, direct support professionals, foster care providers, personal agents, other family members, and advocates) live a healthier life. In order to accomplish this we now have three avenues of information available: our website: www.doublesinstructional.com

our new healthy lifestyle learning academy: doublesinstructional.teachable.com

our new…

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Make Exercise Fun

There is growing concern about the health of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD). The move for individuals with DD from institutional to community settings has increased their opportunities for self-determination and provided a less restrictive environment. However, knowledge, motivation, and efficacy to engage in a healthy lifestyle tend to be low in both individuals who have DD and their care providers.  Community and residential living arrangements often make choosing a…

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