miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2014

CDC Press Release:

CDC Press Release:

Press Release

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
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Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with Disabilities

Half of adults with disability get no aerobic physical activity
Working age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease, according to a Vital Signsreport released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Nearly half (47 percent) of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity do not get any. An additional 22 percent are not active enough. Yet only about 44 percent of adults with disabilities who saw a doctor in the past year got a recommendation for physical activity.
“Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “Unfortunately, many adults with disabilities don’t get regular physical activity. That can change if doctors and other health care providers take a more active role helping their patients with disabilities develop a physical fitness plan that’s right for them.”

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