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Product Information Adults with Disabilities: Physical activity is for everybody

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This fact sheet from the CDC discusses why and how to encourage physical activity for people with disabilities. It is largely written to Physicians, and it's purpose can be summarized by the following three points:

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

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

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

Click on the "Web Links" tab above to download the 4-page fact sheet as a PDF file, it cites additional statistics and has a simple 5-step process physicians can use in helping patients find the right physical activities.

Description developed/excerpts copied from fact sheet as viewed online on 6/3/2014 at www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2014-05-vitalsigns.pdf
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This web site is maintained by the Research and Training Center on Community Living with support from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Human Services Research Institute and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. E-mail weste050@umn.edu.
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