Healthy living isn't just about food, it's about exercising and engaging the senses.
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One of the toughest things to do is getting our Spectrum children active. Between sensory issues and socialization aversion, how do we get past these?
I've been successful in getting my son engaged through gardening, 4-H, family gym night and family swim nights (through Autism Society San Diego).
Exercise is the hardest for us. Our son will often sit down in the middle of a hike. He refuses to learn to ride a bike (because of gravity). In high school, PE is still a requirement, even for special needs children. We were very happy that our son's school allowed our request to have yoga implemented as an alternative to the standard PE classes. Very little physical effort is required and he enjoys learning different positions and the meanings/reasons for them.