Category Archives: Special Needs

Fitness for Health specializes in creating personalized, therapeutic programs for children and adults with a broad range of special needs. We help to improve the wellness and fitness levels of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD/LD, sensory processing disorders, gross motor delays, Down Syndrome, developmental and physical disabilities, confidence and self-esteem issues, and emotional disturbances and anxiety disorders.

Bullying in the Special Needs Community

In honor of the end of Autism Awareness Month in April, let’s highlight bullying in the special needs community.  Whether face-to-face, nasty notes, harassing cell phone voicemails or cyber stalking, …

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Tips to Help Kids with Autism Get Excited About Fitness

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  To celebrate, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of athletic training and kids’ health in the autism and special needs …

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Choosing a Summer Program for Your Child with Special Needs

It is never too early to begin researching summer programs for your child with special needs. Since all children are different, summer program experiences can vary. And, choosing a summer …

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Your 4-Legged Friend Can Improve Your Health

As the saying goes, “The dog is man’s best friend.”  And, now we have proof.  Pets, especially dogs, can help you live a longer life. Various studies by the National …

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Eat Less = Lose Weight? Not Always

We’re nearing the end of the most celebrated food holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve – which means there’s a high probability that …

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Curb Holiday Overeating

The holiday season means feasts, festivities and lots of food. And, if you’re naughty, Santa might bring you an extra five pounds around your waistline. Now that the Holidays are …

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Tense and Stressed? Try “Forest Bathing”

Wouldn’t it be great to discover a free, stress buster that can lower your heart rate, help you concentrate and is easily found?  Look out your window. Hanging out at …

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What’s In Your Lunchbox?

Happy first day of school to students in Maryland and happy second week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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