Exercise & Disability: Staying Fit

published 2 months ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

Do you encourage exercise in your clients, patients, or students? Since people with disabilities or long-term injuries have a tendency to live less-active lifestyles, it can be even more important for them to exercise on a regular basis. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults with disabilities should aim for: At least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity cardiovascular activity (or a combination of both), with each workout lasting for at least 10 minutes. Two or more sessions a week of moderate- or high-intensity strength-training activities involving all the major muscle groups.

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