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Friday, May 9, 2014

New Study Finds Nearly Half of People with Disabilities Don’t Get Enough Exercise

the information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that people with disabilities are more likely to be inactive than those without disabilities. Adults with disabilities who get no aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes or cancer. Since even a little activity is better than none, the report recommends that health professionals suggest specific physical activity options that match the abilities of each person. This information is also available in Spanish.

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Adults with disabilities are 3 times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities.

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Nearly half of all adults with disabilities get no aerobic physical activity, an important health behavior to help avoid these chronic diseases.

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Adults with disabilities were 82% more likely to be physically active if their doctor recommended it.

For much more detailed information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:

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