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Running brings life, first place finishes to nonverbal twins with autism

November 08, 2017
twins Alex and Jamie Schneider, 27, with a severe form of autism run a marathon   Research from Achilles International and New York Medical College shows that being active seems to provide great benefits to those with autism.

They saw statistically significant improvements in endurance, social awareness, cognition, communication, and motivation, and fewer restrictive and repetitive behaviors among those who ran and walked for 20 minutes twice per week… The research shows what exercise also reduces: aggression, self injury, and motor stereotypies, which describes the repetitive behaviors—body rocking and hand flapping—that some people with autism engage in. 
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