Down’s syndrome Summer Camp for health and beauty

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.07.17
Down’s syndrome Summer Camp for health and beauty
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72 people between the ages of 15 and 40 years old and divided into small groups, from 22 different Italian cities were involved and lost a total of 88 kilos in weight. These are some of the figures released by the Italian Association of People with Down’s Syndrome (AIPD) from the "Healthy and Beautiful" project which has just ended. The eight-week program of summer camps enabled 36 males and 36 females with Down's Syndrome to spend a holiday together and learn about living a healthier lifestyle with better eating habits and plenty of physical movement. In fact the day was divided into: morning exercises, breakfast with light yoghurt, skimmed milk, cereal or whole grain carbohydrates; mountain walks and games on the beach; a light lunch and other games in the afternoon and finally preparing the evening meal. This initiative, in addition to promoting socializing, also allowed participants to lose weight and get in shape.

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