Regular physical activity can reduce depression and anxiety, and increase social integration, self-esteem, overall health, and quality of life. Social participation is important for children to learn and practice self-control, communication skills, and positive social interaction.
Physical activity is beneficial for all children but has particular benefits for children with Neurodevelopmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities (NDID), such as improved motor skills, and cognitive and social development.
Significant impacts for families include improved mental health, social support, and resilience. At the community level, collaborative engagement in the project may contribute to cultural wellness, community strength, and resilience.