Adaptive Sports: Staying Active While Living With A Disability

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An estimated 56.7 million people in the United States (19%-20%) have a disability. Staying active while living with a disability is important for your health. Physical activity can help you strengthen your heart, muscles, and bones and improve coordination. It also can help you feel better about yourself.

Everyone — regardless of chronic conditions or ability — can achieve more movement. Regular physical activity can prevent or improve many chronic conditions. These include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and some cancers. Adaptive sports and recreation programs offer people with disabilities ways to take part. As a result, anyone can enjoy health, leisure, social, and competition benefits. Click here to read more.