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Swimming burns more calories per hour than aerobics and cycling.


What are some common issues for special needs individuals that may require special consideration while exercising or playing sports?

Special consideration may be required for a lot of issues which could be medical issues. Other issues would include development or learning disabilities.

Describe how to determine your maximum heart rate and why heart rate is important to monitor while exercising.

You can determine your maximum heart rate by subtracting 220 from your age. It is important to monitor your heart rate while exercising so you can know if you are in your target heart rate zone or not.

The special needs participant should be allowed to choose his or her own athletic equipment.


Compare and contrast the benefits and effects of running and walking.

Walking is easy to control effort, has a low impact on joints, can be done anywhere, there is no special equipment needed, and it burns 150 calories per 30 minutes. Similar to walking, running has an easy to control effort, and can be done anywhere with no special equipment needed. However running has more stress on joints and it burns more calories per 30 minutes.

Which of the following athletic programs are associated with special needs?
Special Olympics
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer
Miracle League
all of the above

D. all of the above

Explain how one remains properly hydrated during exercise and why it is important.

One can stay hydrated by drinking water. It is important to drink water because you need to gain back what is lost through sweating.

Which of the following is NOT true concerning the effects of pollutants on exercise?
Pollutants can cause dehydration.
Pollutants can impair respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Pollutants usually surround large roads and freeways.
Pollutant advisory warnings should be ignored.

A. Pollutants can cause dehydration.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about heart rate and exercise?
It is best to exercise your heart as hard as possible.
Maximum heart rate can be calculated by taking 220 minus your age.
Your recommended exercise heart rate is 30% of your maximum heart rate.
All of the above are true statements.

B. Maximum heart rate can be calculated by taking 220 minus your age.

Explain what it means to adapt the environment for those with special needs.

To adapt those with special needs to their environment means to not exclude them from functioning in their own environment. Modifications can be made to their surroundings.

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