Tuesday, September 18, 2012
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the following statistics are reported as good news, and I suppose that they are. However, I feel there is lots of room for improvement.
Here are the stats- between the year 2000 and 2010, the percentage of adults who's physician or attending health professionals encouraged them to exercise increased from 22.6 percent to 32.4 percent. so while the numbers increased significantly, less than 1/3 of adults are encouraged to exercise by their health professionals. Too low in my opinion.
On the bright side, among adults aged 85 and older, the percentage being encouraged to exercise went from 15.3 percent in 2000 to 28.9 percent in 2010 .
Recommendations also increased for individuals with chronic illness such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Great news!
Better yet, the greatest increase in physician recommended exercise was among overweight and obese people.
For the full report, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/da