Barriers to Physical Activity in Individuals With IDD

Dr. James Rimmer, Director of the Lakeshore Foundation/University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Collaborative, speaks on the different barriers and improvements in physical activity in individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). He has been developing and overseeing physical activity programs for people with disabilities for over 30 years. Many studies have found that being overweight is highly prevalent in adults with IDD. He explores factors that play a role in reduced physical activity and discuss lifestyle choices and organizational change to improve the health of people with IDD.