Physical Activity Promotion for People with disabilities

There is strong evidence that health promotion interventions can increase physical activity levels in people with disabilities.

A review by Public Health England found that regular guidance and prompting from healthcare professionals, peer support, motivational interviewing, goal setting, action planning, music during activity, take-home videos, and positive attitudes towards activity can effectively help disabled adults start and sustain an active lifestyle (Smith et al, 2018). 

The CDC states that any amount of physical activity that gets the heart beating faster can improve health for people with disabilities (CDC, 2022).

Health promotion interventions tailored to the individual's disability, interests and abilities, with support from professionals and peers, can effectively increase physical activity levels in people with disabilities and provide important health and social benefits. 

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