Did you know that May is Prader-Willi Syndrome awareness month? To celebrate, we have written a blog for the Exercise Right website to increase awareness about Prader-Willi Syndrome, and about the role exercise and diet play in the management of Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare and lifelong genetic condition that leads to physical and developmental disabilities. Typical characteristics of PWS include abnormal growth, weak muscles, behavioural challenges, intellectual disability and insatiable hunger. People with PWS usually have less lean body tissue (bone and muscle) and more fat mass.
Individuals living with PWS can lead full healthy lives. They can be involved in their families and communities, go to school and find work. To achieve the best quality of life and reduce disability related to their condition, people with PWS need ongoing support – including help from health professionals like Accredited Exercise Physiologists.
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