Physical Activity and Disability
Everybody needs physical activity for good health. Most adults with disabilities are able to participate in physical activity, yet nearly half of them do not get any aerobic physical activity. Adults with disabilities are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities. Physical activity can help reduce the impact of these chronic diseases. Disability does not have to equal poor health.
In recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, CDC’s NCBDDD offers a few tips that people with disabilities can use to find their own path to physical activity: https://www.cdc.gov/features/fitness-disabilities/index.html.
Visit CDC’s Disability and Health website to learn more about CDC’s efforts to improve the health of people with disabilities.