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date: 25 March 2019

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Exercise, leisure, and well-being are terms that are typically applied to general populations, yet people with disabilities have historically faced personal and environmental barriers that have limited their regular exercise participation. Barriers have been within the built and natural environment; economic issues; emotional and psychological problems; equipment inaccessibility; difficulty with the use and interpretation of guidelines, codes, regulations, and laws; and professional knowledge, education, and training issues, among others. This chapter provides information about studies that have focused on ways in which exercise and leisure activities have affected the health status of people with different types of disabilities.

Keywords: exercise, leisure, well-being, quality of life, disability

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