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Paralympics haven't decreased barriers to physical activity for most people with disabilities

By Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Professor and Director of Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, University of British Columbia
Cameron M. Gee, Postdoctoral fellow at ICORD, University of British Columbia
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More than 4,000 athletes from around the world will compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, a tenfold increase since the first Paralympics in 1960. Despite the growth in Paralympic athletes, for most of the world’s 1.5 billion people with a disability, participation in sports, exercise and other types of physical activity is still nearly impossible.

In a recent research…


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