Adults with Disabilities More Likely to be Physically Inactive, Live with Chronic Diseases

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Photo Credit: Community Sport Network On May 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report detailing the state of physical activity among adults with disabilities. The study used data from the 2009-2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to determine that adults with disabilities are more likely to be inactive, and additionally, live with chronic diseases. Barb …

Increasing Outdoor Physical Activity Through Park Prescription Programs

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Most of us are familiar with doctors recommending that patients increase their physical activity levels, but you’re probably new to the idea of a “Park Prescription.” The National Recreation and Park Association has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California’s Institute at the Golden Gate to encourage doctors to recommend outdoor physical activity programs to …