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Adults with Disabilities Need to Get Physical Activity

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


Being physically active is one of the most important steps Americans of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can take to improve their health.  A new CDC Vital Signs™ report shows that adults with disabilities who get no physical activity are 50% more likely to have diabetes, stroke, heart disease, or cancer than those who get the recommended amount of physical activity.

For More Information:

Man in wheelchair playing tennis10 Important Things You Need to Know about Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
Everyone has a role to play

Resources for Doctors and Health Professionals
Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities

Infographic – Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults with Disabilities
Health Care Professionals Can Help People Match Abilities with Activities

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Find out how much physical activity you need and how to fit it in your life.

CDC Disabilities and Health Website
Learn about Disability and Health

 
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