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Paleo Play - Autism and MovNat

Very often, we in the autism community seem to focus mostly on food and therapy choices for our kids, but don't spend a lot of time on fitness and exercise unless it has something to do with formal physical therapy.  I, on the other hand, am convinced that a full-life approach to issues like this is the most appropriate way to address any issue, not just autism.  And exercise, particularly the type of exercise that kids should be getting (mainly play), is a key component of that. Mark Sisson points out the importance of play in his ten rules of the Primal Blueprint, in rules 2,3,4,6,7, and 10.  Obviously he states it overtly in #6, simply "Play."  But those other rules all have to do with promoting HOW kids play and what they get out of it.  Move slowly frequently, lift heavy things occasionally, sprint sometimes, get some sunlight, and use your mind all come from play, especially for kids.  And it's a huge component of his new book, The Primal Connection .   And what