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Schwarzenegger calls for an effort to integrate people with disabilities
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL.- The actor, bodybuilder and ex-governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the gyms to make an effort to integrate people with disabilities, because "everyone has the right to good physical and intellectual health." "Sport is for everyone, as everyone has the right to good physical and intellectual health. I appeal to all gym owners: to include everyone, with their difficulties and abilities, "said the protagonist of Terminator in Sao Paulo this Friday, during the opening of the" Arnold Sports Festival South America ". This fair celebrates its seventh edition in Brazil -the third that is held in Sao Paulo- as a benchmark for bodybuilding lovers, gym owners, digital influencers and entrepreneurs. For educator Anderson da Silva, who participates in the fair, integration is essential. "What we need is a dissemination of the culture that people with disabilities have their abilities and can practice sport like any other," he explained to Efe. For Fernando Robson, who has an intellectual disability and practices petanque, it is important to "have more training and competitions" in the country. The organizers' expectation is to bill 120 million reais (about $ 30 million) and receive 85,000 visitors in the three days of the event, which ends this Sunday. The public has the opportunity to meet idols of Brazilian bodybuilding, receive gifts, learn about the latest trends in equipment for exercise and sports nutrition. Gyms and food supplements are becoming increasingly popular in Brazil, considered the second country in the world with the most places for bodybuilding (33,000), just behind the United States. It also has more than 8,000 food supplement stores, which bill more than 2 billion reais a year (about $ 500 million). #Sport #physical #bodybuilding